Drax has announced its intention to become the first company in the world to be carbon negative by 2030.
According to new analysis by Carbon Brief, in Q3 this year the UK’s windfarms, solar panels, biomass and hydro plants generated 29.5 terawatt hours (TWh) of power, while coal, gas and oil generated just 29.1TWh.
Drax Group is to launch Europe’s first bioenergy carbon capture storage (BECCS) project, claiming that its success could bring ‘carbon negative’ power to North Yorkshire.
Drax Power has hit back at a report which questioned the economic case for biomass, insisting the technology was the “only reliable, flexible” renewable that can be deployed at scale in the UK.
Powering the UK on wind and solar is not only possible, but the “smart economic choice” according to a new report which has condemned the future prospects of biomass in the country.
Heathrow airport is to be powered completely by renewable-sourced electricity from next month as the airport aims to become recognised as zero carbon infrastructure.
International brewer Carlsberg has recorded a 6% fall in energy consumption while also boosting the amount of renewable energy certificates it purchases.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has laid a surprise cut to Renewable Heat Incentive support for biomass CHP systems in a move which the Renewable Energy Association has decried as “abrupt” and “very negative”.
The government’s controversial consultation on reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) closed this week amid claims its proposals are “counterproductive, and will significantly impact the industry.”