Drax Group has received the go-ahead to build new gas plants on the site of an old coal-fired power station, after Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom overruled the advice of the Planning Inspectorate that had opposed the project on climate-related grounds. In a letter sent to Drax on Friday, Leadsom argued she is required to have a presumption in favour of granting permission for the project, regardless of concerns over carbon emissions.
Business Green 7th Oct 2019 read more »
The government has given the green light to a big gas power plant, overruling a recommendation by planning inspectors that it should be refused because of its contribution to climate change.
Times 8th Oct 2019 read more »
BBC 7th Oct 2019 read more »
Endesa plans to close all its Iberian coal-fired power stations, ending production from two of Spain’s largest power stations, the 1.4 GW As Pontes and 1.1 GW Litoral de Almeria plants, it said late Friday.
Platts 30th Sept 2019 read more »