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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Wood pellets and rounds

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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Under 25% think biomass should be renewable source

Under 25% think biomass should be renewable source: Electricity generated by burning wood from forests is thought by fewer than a quarter of brits that it should be classified as ‘renewable energy‘. A recent poll by YouGov has found, which suggests support of this source of energy as part of the UK’s renewable energy strategy…
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‘US renewable energy consumption tops coal’

‘US renewable energy consumption tops coal’: US annual energy consumption from renewable sources in 2019, exceeded consumption of coal for the first time since before 1885, according to the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Monthly Energy Review. Coal consumption compared with 2018, has decreased by nearly 15% and total renewable energy consumption has grown by 1%.…
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Cornwall Insight supports £60mn debt financing

Cornwall Insight supports £60mn debt financing for Iona’s GB Anaerobic Digestion renewable energy portfolio: Cornwall Insight, an energy consultancy, research and analytics company, is pleased to announce its role in providing gas and electricity expertise to support the successful £60mn debt financing for Iona’s GB Anaerobic Digestion renewable energy portfolio. It was announced that the…
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Biomass takes record 14% share of UK power mix

Biomass energy has reached a new record 14% share of the UK power mix. A Drax Electric Insights report found that in the early hours of 26th May, biomass supplied 13.79% of Britain’s electricity. The previous record of 13% was set earlier this year. Drax suggests biomass has generated more power than solar energy this…
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