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Media

Here you’ll find the latest Drax Group press releases, a comprehensive media library, as well as informative resources. For more information, contact the media team. Our Annual Report and Regulatory News Announcements can be found in Investors.

Media contacts

Ali Lewis
Head of Media and PR
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T: 07712 670888

Aidan Kerr
Media Manager (Generation)
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T: 07849090368

Ben Wicks
Media Manager (Customers)
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T: 07761 525 662

Selina Williams
Media Manager (Corporate)
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T: 07912 230 393

Press releases 2020

  • 24 September 2020 - BECCS is 'most mature' of all carbon removal technologies, says IEA's carbon capture report

  • 21 September 2020 - Drax Biomass donates $20,000 to help communities affected by Hurricane Laura

  • 16 September 2020 - Will Gardiner comments on joining Energy Leaders’ Coalition

  • 16 September 2020 - Drax supports post-Covid recovery with new Scottish apprentices

  • 31 August 2020 - COVID lockdown made Britain's electricity system cleaner and cheaper, but harder to control

  • 25 August 2020 - Will Gardiner responds to BECCS report for BEIS by Ricardo AEA

  • 17 August 2020 - Will Gardiner comments on CCUS publication

  • 17 August 2020 - ‘Hollow Mountain’ Cruachan Power Station set for £1M upgrade

  • 6 August 2020 - GB Railfreight and Drax Extend Rail Contract to Transport Biomass Until 2025

  • 17 July 2020 - Ground-breaking carbon recycling project launches with £3million Innovate UK funding

  • 15 July 2020 - Drax begins ‘world-first’ power system stability contract with National Grid ESO

  • 13 July 2020 - Two thirds of business leaders say they are more environmentally focussed following COVID-19 outbreak

  • 7 July 2020 - Power station ash paves the way for £1.5 billion road building project

  • 2 July 2020 - DB Cargo UK secures new five-year contract with Drax

  • 25 June 2020 - Drax Group CEO responds to Committee on Climate Change's report to Parliament 'Reducing UK emissions'

  • 24 June 2020 - Negative emissions pioneer Drax and leading global carbon capture company - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group - announce new BECCS pilot

  • 17 June 2020 - New smart meter to give Drax's business customers more control of their energy

  • 16 June 2020 - Spokesperson statement on Drax Power Station Unit 6 testing

  • 10 June 2020 - £1.1m refurbishment of historic Drax hydro power station

  • 9 June 2020 - Drax spokesperson comments on consultative ballot

  • 8 June 2020 - Virtual work experience launched at Britain’s biggest power station

  • 27 May 2020 - Virtual tours of 'Hollow Mountain' Cruachan Power Station to support home learning

  • 26 May 2020 - $15m rail link helps Drax reduce supply chain emissions and biomass costs

  • 22 May 2020 - Drax Power Station DCO has been upheld following High Court judgement

  • 21 May 2020 - Power system flexibility is keeping Great Britain's lights on

  • 18 May 2020 - Virtual tours of Britain's biggest power station to support home learning

  • 18 May 2020 - Drax Group to supply free energy to 11 care homes in and around Ipswich and East Anglia during COVID-19 crisis

  • 14 May 2020 - In a crisis people come first, by Drax Group CEO Will Gardiner

  • 13 May 2020 - Drax Group to supply free energy to 29 care homes in and around Cardiff during COVID-19 crisis

  • 11 May 2020 - Drax delivers laptops for learners to keep schools and students connected during COVID-19 crisis

  • 7 May 2020 - Drax delivers laptops for learners to keep Scotland's schools and students connected during COVID-19 crisis

  • 5 May 2020 - Drax Group to supply free energy to six care homes in and around Glasgow during COVID-19 crisis

  • 5 May 2020 - Drax Group to supply free energy to 33 care homes across Northampton during COVID-19 crisis

  • 5 May 2020 - Drax Group to supply free energy to 27 care homes across Yorkshire & The Humber during COVID-19 crisis

  • 5 May 2020 - Drax to supply free energy to local care homes during COVID-19 crisis

  • 1 May 2020 - Drax launches new biomass carbon calculator that will enable industry to cut emissions from supply chain

  • 29 April 2020 - Drax delivers laptops for learners to keep schools and students connected during COVID-19 crisis [Dumfries & Galloway]

  • 28 April 2020 - Drax delivers laptops for learners to keep schools and students connected during COVID-19 crisis

  • 21 April 2020 - Drax delivers laptops for learners during COVID-19 crisis

  • 20 April 2020 - Keeping the lights on: Network Rail reopens a vital British freight line after major repair operation

  • 16 April 2020 - Drax workers’ blue light support for NHS

  • 15 April 2020 - Drax Biomass donates $30,000 to help communities affected by COVID-19 and Easter tornadoes

  • 14 April 2020 - GB Railfreight and Drax helping to ‘keep the lights on’ during Covid-19 crisis

  • 6 April 2020 - Drax receives 100th biomass cargo from dedicated US export facility

  • 2 April 2020 - Drax supports businesses and NHS during COVID-19 crisis

  • 25 March 2020 - Responsibility, wellbeing and trust during the COVID-19 outbreak, by Drax Group CEO Will Gardiner

  • 20 March 2020 - Drax’s largest biomass shipment arrives at the UK’s biggest biomass handling facility

  • 11 March 2020 - Drax Group CEO says Budget 'demonstrates the government’s commitment to communities and businesses in the North'

  • 9 March 2020 - Opus Energy helps build greener businesses with new 100% renewable electricity tariff

  • 5 March 2020 - Drax urges UK to seize the opportunities to build a zero carbon economy

  • 29 February 2020 - Drax donates £25,000 to help local communities affected by floods

  • 27 February 2020 - Drax to stop using coal well ahead of UK’s deadline

  • 20 February 2020 - Haven Power commits to help boost employability and skills for students in Ipswich

  • 17 February 2020 - Renewables revolution delivers decade of decarbonisation

  • 11 February 2020 - Applefields School visits Europe's biggest carbon saving project

  • 6 February 2020 - Drax Group CEO Will Gardiner responds to Norwegian oil fund decision

  • 4 February 2020 - Drax Group CEO responds to Sustainable Aviation report

  • 3 February 2020 - Drax Group CEO responds to Ofgem action plan on decarbonisation

  • 30 January 2020 - Negative emissions pioneer Drax announces new CCUS projects during Energy Minister’s visit

  • 30 January 2020 - Judicial review of Drax Power Station CCGT Development Consent Order (DCO)

  • 29 January 2020 - Drax’s Cruachan pumped storage hydro power station wins six year contract to keep electricity system stable

  • 29 January 2020 - Drax responds to Chatham House report

  • 24 January 2020 - Drax's new biomass policy paves the way for world-leading sustainability standard

  • 24 January 2020 - Waltham Leas Primary Academy visits Europe's biggest carbon saving project

  • 22 January 2020 - Drax pledge to lead the energy industry on social mobility

  • 14 January 2020 - How Highland snow helps power Scotland

  • 10 January 2020 - Trafford College visits Europe’s biggest carbon saving project

  • 10 January 2020 - Companies meet to discuss negative emissions ambitions

  • 9 January 2020 - Drax Power Station's 2020 apprentice scheme opens to applicants

Press release archive

23 December 2019 - New tartan to commemorate workers who died building unique Scottish power station

20 December 2019 - Drax employees raise £5K and give 262 kilos of goods to local food banks at Christmas

20 December 2019 - Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I offers green energy to pubs

17 December 2019 - Will Gardiner comments on Scotland progress report from the Committee on Climate Change

16 December 2019 - Drax boosts STEM skills with new apprentices across Scotland

11 December 2019 - Motorists saved from flood waters by Drax employees

10 December 2019 - Will Gardiner’s Drax carbon negative ambition remarks at COP25

10 December 2019 - Drax sets world-first ambition to become carbon negative by 2030

4 December 2019 - Ten times more energy storage needed for Britain to reach net zero climate target

25 November 2019 - Airedale Junior School visits Europe's biggest carbon saving project

21 November 2019 - Drax Women of the Future Event Inspires New Career Paths for the Next Generation

13 November 2019 - Britain ranks second to last for power system flexibility in review of nine leading European countries

5 November 2019 - Zero Carbon Humber roadmap published to protect jobs and make major contribution to UK's climate goals

30 October 2019 - Selby apprentices win top prizes at Drax awards

24 October 2019 - Scottish Energy Minister visits Drax's iconic Cruachan pumped storage hydro power station

22 October 2019 - Outdoor education at Drax’s Skylark Centre goes from strength to strength

17 October 2019 - Ford UK selects Haven Power to supply renewable energy

17 October 2019 - Drax strengthens biomass sustainability policy and appoints Independent Advisory Board

8 October 2019 - Cruachan Visitor Centre wins 5-star award from VisitScotland

4 October 2019 - Drax's planning application to develop the latest in high efficiency gas turbine technology approved

3 October 2019 - Heavy loads safely delivered to iconic power station

3 October 2019 - Drax employees raise £6,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support

24 September 2019 - Will Gardiner responds to UK Government report on Greenhouse gas removal technologies

19 September 2019 - New rapid response gas power station approved in Abergelli

12 September 2019 - Drax tees off to raise £2,200 for Macmillan Cancer Support

9 September 2019 - Zero Carbon Humber campaign launched to develop the world’s first zero carbon economy and decarbonise the North of England

29 August 2019 - EV battery emissions offset by lower carbon electricity system

28 August 2019 - Drax more than doubles its apprentice intake

22 August 2019 - Mongolian Ambassador visits Cruachan Power Station

14 August 2019 - Budding engineers wanted at iconic hollow mountain power station

9 August 2019 - Drax comments on COP26 announcement

8 August 2019 - Will Gardiner responds to IPCC report on land use

2 August 2019 - Resolution of pay dispute at Drax Power Station

2 August 2019 - Doosan Babcock Celebrates 10 Years Safety Success at Drax Power Station

28 July 2019 - Drax CEO Will Gardiner: “Climate change is the biggest challenge of our time” [video & subtitles]

24 July 2019 - Renewables power Britain to new carbon emissions record

23 July 2019 - Secondary pupils learn new skills at Drax

18 July 2019 - Drax Group launches apprenticeship scheme at Scottish sites

11 July 2019 - Will Gardiner comments on Future Energy Scenarios report

9 July 2019 - Drax and Selby District Council team up to tackle plastic waste

27 June 2019 - Drax secures £500,000 for innovative fuel cell carbon capture study

27 June 2019 - £5m Boost to scale up ground-breaking carbon capture pilot at Drax, UK’s largest power station

21 June 2019 - Will Gardiner comments on National Grid announcement that Great Britain’s energy system will achieve an historic milestone in 2019

18 June 2019 - Will Gardiner says COP26 is ‘important opportunity’ for UK to showcase its Net Zero plans

17 June 2019 - New carbon capture technology could help industry and agricultural sector decarbonise

12 June 2019 - New UK Net Zero Carbon Taskforce launched as Government commits to achieving net zero carbon by 2050

11 June 2019 - Drax Group CEO responds to UK Government’s Net Zero pledge

28 May 2019 - Leading energy companies announce new zero-carbon UK partnership

23 May 2019 - EV excellence street race students in pole position at awards evening

23 May 2019 - Harry harks back to his head for heights – 50 years on from building giant power station chimney

20 May 2019 - Treasury Minister Robert Jenrick visits groundbreaking bioenergy carbon capture project

13 May 2019 - Drax announces £100,000 for Galloway Glens initiative

2 May 2019 - Drax Group CEO responds to 'Net Zero' report from the Committee on Climate Change

29 April 2019 - Dan’s double celebration: EV race champion and power station apprentice

29 April 2019 - Drax revs up businesses with bespoke EV services

25 April 2019 - Racers give up Easter holidays to gear up for city centre EV race

25 April 2019 - Children reach for the sky at workshop to mark airship’s centenary

25 April 2019 - Drax Group CEO comments on BEIS Select Committee CCUS report

23 April 2019 - Marble-ous Easter fun days at Drax pull in visitors

17 April 2019 - Drax appoints John Baxter as Non-Executive Director

11 April 2019 - Innovative robotics technology underway at Opus Energy

11 April 2019 - Drax Group Director appointed to CBI Board

8 April 2019 - Taiwanese ambassador visit to Drax

4 April 2019 - Public examination of Drax Repower plan closes

28 March 2019 - New tech to tackle climate change could fuel UK economy post-Brexit

25 March 2019 - STEM subjects get revved up with electric cars from Drax

13 March 2019 - New rapid response gas power station approved in Bedfordshire [Millbrook Power]

6 March 2019 - Giant airship’s centenary inspires celebratory STEM event

4 March 2019 - New opportunities created by multi award-winning power station rail project

14 February 2019 - Award-winning tourist attraction re-opens to the public

13 February 2019 - UK progress on climate targets at risk

7 February 2019 - Carbon dioxide now being captured in first of its kind BECCS pilot

4 February 2019 - C-Capture raises £3.5m in funding round led by BP, Drax and IP Group

1 February 2019 - Pedal power station

31 January 2019 - Award-winning tourist attraction re-opens to the public for 2019

23 January 2019 - Power station apprentice scheme applicants near deadline

10 January 2019 - Drax acquires Cruachan Power Station as part of £702m power deal

1 January 2019 - Completion of deal means Drax will play bigger role at heart of Great Britain’s energy system

Drax Group plc announcements

Selected Drax Group plc announcements to the London Stock exchange including financial results and director changes. For a comprehensive feed of all RNS items published since 2005 visit Investors. Links to annual reporting publications are also included here.

14 September 2020 - Infrastructure debt facility

29 July 2020 - Half year results presentation and webcast for six months ended 30 June 2020

29 July 2020 - Half year results for the six months ended 30 June 2020

21 July 2020 - Notice of half year results announcement

12 June 2020 - £125 million ESG facility extended to 2025

22 April 2020 - Robust trading and operational performance; 2020 Adjusted EBITDA currently in line with consensus; delivering for all stakeholders

15 April 2020 - Annual General Meeting Arrangements in response to COVID19

8 April 2020 - Directorate Change

19 March 2020 - Annual report and accounts 2019

19 March 2020 - Mailing of the Annual Report and Accounts 2019, Annual General Meeting and key dates relating to the proposed final dividend

9 March 2020 - Capacity Market agreements for existing assets

27 February 2020 - End of coal generation at Drax Power Station

27 February 2020 - Full year results presentation and webcast for the year ended 31 December 2019

27 February 2020 - Full year results for the 12 months ended 31 December 2019

19 February 2020 - Notice of Full Year Results announcement, presentation and webcast arrangements

31 January 2020 - Capacity Market agreements for existing assets and review of coal generation