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Drax to end coal generation at North Yorkshire power plant in 2021

Having converted a number of its generation units to biomass in recent years, the company is now pursuing an ambition to become carbon negative by 2030

Picture of Drax Power Station with emissions in North Yorkshire
ClientEarth launches legal action against plans to build Europe’s largest gas plant in the UK

Business and Energy Secretary Andrea Leadsom gave the go-ahead for Drax to convert its coal-fired units in North Yorkshire to gas generation last October

Drax teams up with Econic to use captured carbon in plastic production

Econic Technologies has developed a catalyst that allows CO2 to replace up to 50% of the traditional fossil fuel-based materials used in polymer production

National Grid awards £328m contracts to manage stability of electricity grid

This new approach is expected to save consumers up to £128m over the six-year period

Drax ‘to become carbon negative by 2030’

The energy producer says it will rely on combining bioenergy generation with carbon capture and storage

Haven Power wins contract to supply Ford with renewable power

It will supply all three of the carmaker’s UK facilities with around 250GWh of renewable electricity each year

UK Government approves Drax gas conversion plans in Yorkshire

Once developed, 1.8GW of capacity would be available from October 2023

Government grants approval for gas peaking power plant in Wales

The Abergelli Power Project will have a total capacity of up to 299MW, enough electricity to supply around 150,000 homes

Climate protesters target SSE and Drax gas plant sites

The Reclaim the Power group were picketing outside the London offices of Drax and blocked entrances to SSE’s site in Lincolnshire