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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Climate campaigners denounce approval of UK’s biggest ever gas power project

Climate campaigners denounce approval: London, 4th October 2019 – Today’s decision by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy [1] to allow Drax PLC planning application for the UK’s largest ever gas-fired power capacity will lock the UK into dirty energy production for at least another two decades, climate campaigners have said.…
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Hundreds shut down two major UK gas companies in climate protests

Hundreds shut down two major UK gas companies in climate protests   London & Lincolnshire – Hundreds of activists from direct action group Reclaim the Power [1] have shut down the headquarters of energy company Drax in London and the construction of a new gas power station [2] in Lincolnshire to protest their role in…
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Tuesday AM – Hundreds in nationwide day of climate blockades and shutdowns

Tuesday AM – Hundreds in nationwide day of climate blockades and shutdowns   WHAT: Hundreds coordinated in disruptive, visually striking mass direct actions on climate. Including shut downs, blockades, banner drops.   WHERE: Actions in/near London and across the country. Information – 07834 363408 – PRECISE LOCATIONS AVAILABLE from 7AM Tuesday 30th July.   WHEN: Tuesday…
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Hundreds of people in mass direct action against ‘Hostile Environment’

Hundreds of people in mass direct action against ‘Hostile Environment’   WHAT: Dramatic, visually striking mass demonstration & direct action, as well as interactive performance.   Hundreds of people in mass direct action against ‘Hostile Environment’   WHO: Hundreds of people from groups including All African Women’s Group (a self-help group of women many of…
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DAY 2 – 400 people hold occupation against ‘Hostile Environment’ & Climate Emergency

DAY 2 – 400 people hold occupation against ‘Hostile Environment’ & Climate Emergency   Greater London – 400 people have held Day 2 of a mass camp near Drax Energy’s Rye House gas power station. The camp is protesting two issues: Drax’s catastrophic plans to build the biggest gas power station the UK has ever…
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Mass occupation in climate protest against gas power

Greater London – Following the UK’s hottest July day on record [1], a hundred people occupied a site overlooking energy company Drax’s Rye House power station in the early hours of this morning in protest against Drax’s plans for the country’s largest ever gas-fired power station. Hundreds more are expected to join the six-day camp…
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Hundreds plan action against gas power and the hostile environment tomorrow

WHAT: Hundreds expected at occupation camp and direct action events protesting energy company Drax over its plans for a new gas-fired power station. Protests will also link climate breakdown with the UK’s ‘hostile environment’ for migrants. Organised by activist network Reclaim the Power. WHEN: Friday 26th – Wednesday 31st July. Organisers will occupy the site…
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Drax takeover of ScottishPower’s hydro and gas power assets is bad news for the climate, campaigners warn

Drax takeover: Biofuelwatch warns that the Drax takeover of hydro assets could spell the end for ambitious Scottish scheme to expand Cruachan pumped storage plant, vital for running the grid on low-carbon renewable energy 21st December 2018 – Drax takeover: With Drax shareholders set to approve the acquisition of ScottishPower’s hydro and fossil fuel gas assets today,…
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