Drax’s gas conversion plan would blow carbon budgets, says ClientEarth

Environmental lawyers ClientEarth have submitted a written objection to Drax’s plan to replace two of its six coal boilers with four combined cycle gas turbines. Allowing it to proceed would lock in carbon-intensive generation until the middle of the century, the group argues.

Two of Drax's six boiler lines would be substantially re-engineered. Photograph: Drax Power
Drax is planning a massive re-engineering project to replace two coal lines with gas turbines

Environmental lawyers ClientEarth have submitted a written objection to Drax’s plan to replace two of its six coal boilers with four combined cycle gas turbines. Allowing it to proceed would lock in carbon-intensive generation until the middle of the century, the group argues.

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