Cleaner, greener future for Yorkshire power station

Posted at December 9, 2013 | By : | Categories : News,Rural Business | Comments Off on Cleaner, greener future for Yorkshire power station

Britain’s largest coal-fired power station is set to become one of Europe’s biggest renewable electricity generators.

Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Edward Davey, opened the £700 million Drax coal-to-biomass conversion plant today, meaning that in the future, the Yorkshire-based power station will burn wood pellets rather than coal, reducing carbon emissions by 80%.

Mr Davey said: “Our coal industry has powered Britain for more than a century, and today we’re seeing a clear roadmap for its future – whether by converting existing coal plants to cleaner fuels, or building state-of-the-art power stations that mean coal is truly clean.”

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