Drax drops plans for Europe’s largest gas plant

Public subsidies should only be used to support green power
  Published:  25 Feb 2021    |      1 minute read

Welcoming news that power giant Drax has abandoned plans to build Europe’s biggest gas power plant, Friends of the Earth Yorkshire and Humberside campaigner Simon Bowens said:

“At last Drax has woken-up to the reality that new gas-fired power stations have no future in a climate emergency.

“But Drax continues to receive large sums of public money - more than £2 million a day - to burn vast amounts of wood in an incredibly inefficient old power station with a high carbon impact.

“The government must tell Drax that it won’t get more cash hand-outs in the future. Public subsidies should only be used to support truly green power.”

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