Wood pellets and rounds

Drax put Canadian forest, wildlife & climate at risk

Drax put Canadian forest, wildlife & climate at risk : Climate and forest campaigners worldwide are warning that today’s decision by Drax Group PLC shareholders to approve the company’s acquisition of the Canadian wood pellet producer, Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc, is far from sustainable and represents a highly risky move for Drax, both financially and…
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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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National Grid confer on energy from Scotland to Yorkshire

National Grid confer on energy from Scotland to Yorkshire: National Grid will initiate a consult on a new energy project to transfer renewable energy from Scotland to Yorkshire to be held next Monday. The Scotland to England Green Link 2 (SEGL2) will deliver renewable energy from Scotland by way of the North Sea to the…
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Electricity emissions dropped 16% in 2020

Electricity emissions dropped 16% in 2020: Carbon emissions coming from UK electricity production dropped by 16% in 2020, mainly as gas & coal power stations were shut off or down because of reduced demand during Covid lockdowns. That’s as claimed by an independent analysis carried out by academics from Imperial College London for Drax Electric…
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Drax begins drive to better green skills for 1million

Drax begins drive to better green skills for 1million: Energy company Drax has made a promise to advance green skills,employability, education & opportunity for one million people throughout the next 5 years. Its new ‘Mobilising a Million’ drive hopes to improve the “social mobility” of people & better their employability as a section of its…
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Drax achieves deal to sell gas assets for £193m

Drax achieves deal to sell gas assets for £193m: Drax is set to sell 4 linked cycle gas turbine (CCGTs) power stations to VPI Holding for £193.3 million. The gas assets are situated in Lancashire and in the South East of England. Drax attained the CCGTs from Iberdrola in December 2018 as part of a…
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Electricity was cheaper and cleaner during lockdown

Electricity was cheaper and cleaner during lockdown: During the coronavirus lockdown the UK’s electricity system was cheaper and cleaner but harder to control. A new independent analysis has found that was conducted for Drax Electric Insights via Imperial Consultants by academics from Imperial College London. Lowered demand was caused by businesses closing and people working…
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Hydroelectric power station in hollow Scottish mountain

A pumped-storage hydroelectric power station in a Scottish hollow mountain has started providing support services, making the British grid greener. Drax Group and the National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) in a new partnership came together and produced the outcome, which is expected to save consumers up to £128 million over six years. Cruachan Power…
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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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