Subsidy change prompts Drax to convert fourth boiler to biomass

The UK’s biggest power plant is to proceed with plans to convert its fourth coal boiler to biomass following confirmation of plans to reform subsidies

Photograph: Deborah Benbrook/123RF
Government has responded to RO spending ahead of the planned 2025 coal phase-out. Photograph: Deborah Benbrook/123RF

Drax, the UK’s biggest power plant, has announced that it will proceed with plans to convert its fourth co-fired coal boiler to biomass following the government’s confirmation of plans to reform subsidies for biomass conversion projects.

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