BEIS grants development consent for VPI Immingham gas project

The proposed VPI Immingham Open Cycle Gas Turbine Power Station will have a total capacity of up to 299MW

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

Centrica powers up King’s Lynn gas plant after revamp

The facility was formerly mothballed in 2012 when the plant became uneconomic to run

UK Government approves Drax gas conversion plans in Yorkshire

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

SSE secures capacity contracts from RWE’s Aberthaw B coal plant

The news follows German electric utility RWE’s announcement to close its 1.56GW coal plant in Wales next March

Green light for £700m CCGT power plant in Middlesbrough

Sembcorp Utilities put forward proposals for a maximum generating capacity of up to 1,700MW

Qatar’s second largest power plant fired up

The Umm Al Houl power station is expected to deliver almost a quarter of the country’s electricity

New 480MW gas plant in Belfast to power half a million homes

It is expected to create around 700 jobs during the construction period

Drax wins approval for £90m gas peaking plant

The open cycle gas turbine plant will have a total capacity of 299MW

Environmental lawyers object Drax’s proposed 3.6GW gas plant

ClientEarth argues the project, if given the go-ahead, ‘will risk locking in high carbon energy on the grid until 2050’