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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
E: [email protected]
T: 07712 670888

Aidan Kerr
Media Manager (Generation)
E: [email protected]
T: 07849090368

Ben Wicks
Media Manager (Customers)
E: [email protected]
T: 07761 525 662

Press releases 2021

  • 3 March 2021 - Drax Group CEO says Budget ‘sets out plans for the UK’s economic recovery’

  • 1 March 2021 - Drax kickstarts application process to build vital negative emissions technology

  • 15 February 2021 - Britain's greenest year yet but new technologies still needed to hit climate targets

  • 5 February 2021 - Drax's cooling tower tribute to national hero Captain Sir Tom Moore

  • 14 January 2021 - Drax leads the way in ambitious initiative to improve skills for a million people

Press release archive

31 December 2020 - Drax to welcome 2021 with cooling tower projection

22 December 2020 - Drax Biomass donates $20,000 to help Louisiana communities rebuild two vital public buildings

16 December 2020 - Will Gardiner responds to the Scottish Government’s Climate Plan

14 December 2020 - Energy white paper "recognises negative emissions and sustainable biomass as a vital technology to achieve net zero" - Drax Group CEO

14 December 2020 - Drax donates essential supplies to support York's homeless

9 December 2020 - Drax CEO says 6th Carbon Budget reinforces need for negative emissions to achieve net zero

2 December 2020 - Brough engineering apprentice wins top prize at Drax awards

2 December 2020 - Doncaster apprentice wins two top prizes at Drax awards

30 November 2020 - UK tops global decarbonisation league amid renewable revolution

25 November 2020 - Will Gardiner responds to the Government’s spending review

18 November 2020 - Coalition for Negative Emissions responds to Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution

18 November 2020 - 49,000 new jobs in cutting edge green energy industries could boost Northern economy

5 November 2020 - UK’s largest power station lights up poppy appeal

26 October 2020 - Drax response to Northern Endurance Partnership announcement

22 October 2020 - Zero Carbon Humber unveils raft of supporters in show of unified strength to Minister

21 October 2020 - Earthworm Foundation and Drax develop data led approach to measure forest health

15 October 2020 - Drax to boost skills and training with five-year Selby College partnership

12 October 2020 - Building back better by supporting negative emissions technologies

7 October 2020 - Zero Carbon Humber Partnership submits £75 million bid to advance UK’s first net zero industrial cluster

7 October 2020 - Drax invests £6M in Galloway Hydro Scheme refurbishment

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

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.

25 February 2021 - Full year results [RNS]

17 February 2021 - Notice of full year results announcement, presentation and webcast arrangements

8 February 2021 - Proposed acquisition of Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. – a major international producer and supplier of sustainable biomass

1 February 2021 - Completion of sale of gas assets