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Drax Has Joined The Beyond The Coal Alliance, In Britain Or In Advance To Achieve Coal Without Coal
- Apr 12, 2018 -

Western Europe's largest power station on April 9, the owner of the Drax group (the company) signed "beyond Coal Alliance" (Powering Past Coal Alliance), it is a commitment to put an end to the global Alliance of Coal.

The company has upgraded half of its north Yorkshire power plants to use sustainable wood particles instead of coal.The company has signed the british-canadian initiative, which aims to end the use of coal in developed countries by 2030.

The company's participation in the initiative was announced at the bloomberg future energy summit in New York on Monday, April 9, by the secretary for energy and clean development, senator Claire perry.

"The UK is the world leader in tackling climate change - our emissions have fallen by more than 40 per cent since 1990," said Clare perry, minister for energy and clean development.By phasing out conventional coal power, we not only take positive steps to combat climate change, but also protect the air we breathe by reducing harmful pollution."Beyond the coal alliance" sends a clear signal that the era of coal-fired power generation is over.

Will Gardiner, chief executive of drax, said: "in a low-carbon future, there is no room for coal to reduce emissions.The government made it very clear earlier this year that it wanted the UK power industry to be coal-free by 2025, and that we would achieve that goal, perhaps even beyond it.

"We are exploring, and upgrading the coal to the rest of us to use sustainable biomass and gas choice, we think these choices may even appear earlier than the deadline of 2025, to help us achieve coalification."

In the UK, coal production has fallen dramatically, by 84 per cent in the past five years and a shift towards low-carbon technology.On Friday (April 6, 2018), the UK has created the second 24 hours since 1882 to stop burning coal.

The drax plant has grown into Europe's biggest decarbonisation project.This is the UK's largest single site renewable energy generator, as three of its six generating units use biomass instead of coal.It generates 65 per cent of the electricity it generates now, enough for 4m households.

Later this year, it will use a low-cost solution developed by world-class engineers to convert its fourth generator from coal to biomass.

The remaining two coal-fired units are scheduled to be replaced with a gas power of 3.6 gigawatts and 200MW of battery storage.