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‘the UK’s biggest CO2 emitter’ is Drax’s Selby Plant

‘the UK’s biggest CO2 emitter’ is Drax’s Selby Plant: According to recent Ember study, the Drax power station in Selby, which utilises biomass, is the UK’s largest carbon dioxide emitter. After analysing the carbon footprints of European coal power projects, analysts at the environmental think tank ranked the Drax plant third among the top five…
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Drax joins with farmers to enhance the energy crop market

Drax joins with farmers to enhance the energy crop market: Drax Group announced today a partnership with the National Farmers Union of England and Wales (NFU) to increase energy crop output. The partnership’s goal is to boost the market for perennial energy crops. The project is likely to strengthen Drax’s aim to acquire part of…
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More fossil fuel & biomass meetings than renewables

More fossil fuel & biomass meetings than renewables: Ministers at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) were reprimanded for meeting fossil fuel as well as bio mass bosses almost 9 times more than their renewable energy equivalent. That’s as reported by the investigative environmental journalism platform DeSmog who looked through the publicly…
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Drax biomass power station blamed in risk to employees

Drax biomass power station blamed in risk to employees: The safety of employees working at Drax biomass station could apparently have been in danger by the dust coming from the wood pellets that were burned. Drax is being taken to court by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for 2 violations, according to Sky News.…
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Drax’s carbon capture claims not based on real-world data

Drax’s carbon capture claims not based on real-world data, company reveals to campaigners. -Drax’s carbon capture announcements claims appear motivated by quest for new multi-billion pound subsidies, environmental campaigners warn’-   London, 14th June 2021 – The environmental campaign group Biofuelwatch is today publishing written statements by Drax [1] which reveal that the company’s claim that they are…
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Two UK biomass plants acquired by Octopus Renewables

Two UK biomass plants acquired by Octopus Renewables: It has been announced by Octopus Renewables that the acquisition of two operational UK biomass plants with a combined capacity of 85.7MW. Located the Brigg is two plants, North Lincolnshire and Snetterton, East Anglia, have been acquired with investment provided by funds managed by Octopus, one of…
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Forest Groups warn Drax shareholders of Pinnacle Pellets

Forest Groups warn Drax shareholders of Pinnacle Pellets: New maps show critical primary forests and endangered species habitat in British Columbia overlap with pellet facility wood sourcing across an area equivalent to 1.4 million football pitches    23rd March 2021, London, England and Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nation Territories (Vancouver, British Columbia) — …
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Cornwall Insight Green Certificates survey: REGO rising

Cornwall Insight Green Certificates survey: REGO rising

Cornwall Insight Green Certificates survey: REGO rising: Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs) have recovered slightly from the fall that occurred due to COVID-19, according to the latest results from Cornwall Insight’s Green Certificates survey. In fact, the survey has seen a 15% and 14% rise in reported average REGO values for Fuel Mix Disclosure…
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Wood pellets burned linked to forest degradation

Wood pellets burned linked to forest degradation : Wood pellet use by Drax Plc in Yorkshire, together with bioenergy demand from other countries in Europe, is driving intensive clearcutting in protected forests in Estonia and Latvia, a new report reveals. Hidden inside a wood pellet: intensive logging impacts in Estonian and Latvian forests,[1] published by…
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Leeds infuses £24m to develop district heating networks

Leeds infuses £24m to develop district heating networks: Plans were unveiled to lower the region’s carbon dioxide emissions and save money by investing £24 million and in six new district heating networks by Leeds City Council. The regional authority is presently exploring a spectrum of green technologies, in conjunction with the possible use of ground…
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