Legal challenge launched against plans to build Europe's biggest gas plant in Yorkshire

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Drax is seeking to convert its two coal-fired units to gas
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Drax is seeking to convert its two coal-fired units to gas

Drax Power wants to build gas turbines at its plant in Selby, North Yorkshire to replace its existing coal-fired units ahead of the government's coal phase-out in 2025

ClientEarth has launched a High Court challenge against the UK government's decision to greenlight what would be Europe's largest gas power plant, sparking the latest legal test for the UK's decarbonisation...

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