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The UK’s biggest power station and its largest renewable energy generator, Drax is also Europe’s largest decarbonisation project.
The UK’s biggest power station and its largest renewable energy generator, Drax is also Europe’s largest decarbonisation project.

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Countries in and outside the EU, as well as businesses and organisations, are setting ambitious targets to phase out coal as part of the UK and Canada-led #PoweringPastCoal Alliance, which Drax recently signed up to https://www.drax.com/energy-policy/europes-kicking-coal-habit/
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Great Britain has just had its first two days straight with no #coal-fired power generation for 135 years. To mark the new record, we take a look at how countries around Europe are kicking their coal habit:
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Here comes the sun! 🌞 Solar currently providing 20.9% of GB's electricity, with renewables generating a massive 46.8% in total 😎 Explore the data and reports on the GB power network here 👉 http://electricinsights.co.uk/#/homepage?&_k=1y3pbf
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By utilising the Sustainable Biomass Program standards, Drax Biomass 'is now better equipped to work with partners to improve forest management, wildlife habitat and water quality', writes Richard Peberdy, VP, Sustainability. The full SBP annual report can be read here: https://sbp-cert.org/docs/SBP-AR2017.pdf
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A working forest is like a carrot patch. Here’s why 🥕🌲
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Sometimes electricity changes from an unseen force powering our lights and devices to something we can hear 👂 This is why. https://www.drax.com/technology/why-does-electricity-have-a-sound/
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Last week over 50% of Britain's electricity came from low-carbon sources 🌞💨💧🌲
Averages:
Demand 34.2GW
Price 💷 £49.01/MWh
Emissions 🏭 197g/kWh
Temperature 🌡 8.3°C
Fossil 14.5GW
Renewable 10GW
Low carbon 17.5GW

Explore the data and reports 👉
http://electricinsights.co.uk/#/dashboard?period=7-days&start=2018-04-02&&_k=b0eu7o
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On Friday, Britain had its second 24 hours without coal-fired power generation since 1882. See how it happened, at Electric Insights: http://electricinsights.co.uk/#/dashboard?period=7-days&start=2018-04-02&&_k=b0eu7o.

🇬🇧⚡️6️⃣/4️⃣/1️⃣8️⃣ averages: ⚫️ 0GW 🔥💨☢️⇆💦🌲☀️ 35GW
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‪‘Drax Power in Yorkshire, Britain's largest electricity generator, has been one of the companies leading the way in decarbonising the economy,’ reports Steve Cannane for Australia’s ABC News
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-08/uk-conservatives-are-abandoning-coal-fired-power-stations/9630936
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