Drax power station is the biggest burner of wood for electricity in the world, damaging forests and biodiversity, polluting communities (including many in Yorkshire) and making climate change worse. It is still burning coal and has now applied to the Planning Inspectorate to replace its remaining coal-burning units with the UK’s largest ever gas power plant. All of these are incompatible with a good outcome on climate change.
Both Biofuelwatch and ClientEarth have submitted formal objections to Drax’s gas plans because they will breach the UK’s international climate change commitments at a time when we urgently need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in order to prevent catastrophic climate change.
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