Drax partners with Port of Tyne for biomass imports

In a new four-year agreement, the Port of Tyne will annually import up to one million tonnes of biomass via rail for delivery to the Drax power station

Ofgem ‘orders audit of Drax’s biomass sustainability claims’

Ofgem has reportedly enlisted a consultancy firm to scrutinise the environmental impact of the biomass used by Drax at its Yorkshire plant

MPs say ‘time to rethink biomass subsidies’

This follows huge £893m profits from subsidies in 2021

Legal action against Drax over ‘harmful’ wood pellet dust dropped

The Health and Safety Executive has concluded that there is “no evidence of continuing risk of harm from exposure to wood dust” at the Drax power plant

Wood pellets shortage make UK households burn cat litter

Experts says sanctions against Russia have led to a growing shortage of wood pellets in Europe

Drax cuts down primary forests in Canada, BBC investigation finds

BBC Panorama claims that some of the wood pellets which are being burnt at Drax Power Station to produce electricity come from primary forests in Canada

UK plans to suspend fuel quality requirements for wood pellets

The government has launched a consultation on a 12-month suspension of the ENplus A1 standard for wood pellets amid concerns of biomass supply shortage

Leaked Business Secretary’s comment: Importing wood pellets “doesn’t make any sense”

It is estimated that Drax imports from North America nearly 80% of the wood pellets it uses in its power station

Burning forests to generate power is alarming, says Sir David Attenborough

Wood-burning Drax power station near Selby, North Yorkshire generates nearly 6% of the UK’s total electricity supply

MPs brand burning wood for energy as scandal

A group of 50 MPs has written a letter to the Energy Minister warning about the emissions produced by biomass