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Drax chief to depart

Drax CEO Dorothy Thompson is to step down after 12 years at the helm.

Putting energy tax on renewables is ‘like putting alcohol tax on orange juice’ says Drax boss

Dorothy Thompson, the chief executive of Drax Group which operates the UK’s biggest power station, has spoken of her dismay at recent changes to UK government policy on renewables.

Court rules in favour of UK government over removal of climate change levy

The UK High Court has ruled in favour of the government after hearing a joint application from Drax and Infinis Energy on the decision of the Treasury to remove Climate Change Levy (CCL) exemptions.

Drax coal to biomass conversion wins EU approval

Drax management received an early Christmas present yesterday when the European Commission announced that it had approved the company’s bid to convert a third coal-fired power plant unit to biomass.

Drax considers investing in gas-fired power

The chief executive of the UK’s largest coal-fired power plant, Drax, says her company is considering investment in gas-fired power generation plants.

Drax mulls coal to gas instead of biomass conversion

UK’s biggest power producer Drax is considering the conversion of its remaining coal-fired power units to gas, instead of biomass, as originally planned.

Drax aims to transform to cope with new paradigm

Drax is looking to move more into the renewable energy space in a bid to improve its fortunes in the face of a relentless global drive towards cleaner power.

Blow for CCS as Drax pulls plug

Drax has announced that it will no longer be investing in the White Rose carbon capture and storage project once the development has been completed and is to withdraw from the Capture Power partnership.

Drax offers to end coal burning in return for green subsidies

The head of Drax Group, Dorothy Thompson, says they are willing to accelerate the closure of its coal-fired power units in return for green energy subsidies to help develop its biomass power facilities.

Drax mulls mothballing coal-fired plants after posting 2015 losses

British power group Drax could be set to mothball its coal-fired power plants as low gas prices, competition from renewables, withdrawal of government support and the UK's plan to close coal-fired plants by 2025 all take their toll.