'Unique achievement': Shift from coal to biomass has cut CO2 90 per cent, Drax claims

Cecilia Keating
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North Yorkshire power plant once dependent on 10 million tonnes of coal annually now produces 12 per cent of UK’s renewable electricity, according to Drax Group

The Drax power plant in North Yorkshire, once the largest coal power station in Western Europe, has slashed its emissions by 90 per cent in less than 10 years and can now claim to be a "purely renewable...

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