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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
Drax Group Head of Media & PR
+44 (0)77126 70888
ali.lewis@drax.com

Press Releases

  • 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

Archives

7 December 2018 - Drax apprentice evening inspires the next generation

5 December 2018 - UK among world leaders in global energy revolution, new report launched at COP24 finds

30 November 2018 - Doosan Babcock strengthens partnership with Drax Power Limited

29 November 2018 - Energy and Clean Growth Minister visits innovative carbon capture pilot at Drax

27 November 2018 - Drax Group CEO comments on European carbon pricing declaration

26 November 2018 - Drax apprentices shine at awards

26 November 2018 - Santa to visit Drax as Christmas countdown begins

26 November 2018 - Europe’s first bioenergy carbon capture and storage pilot now underway

20 November 2018 - Smart Green Shipping Alliance partners with Drax and Ultrabulk to cut shipping supply chain emissions

19 November 2019 - Will Gardiner responds to Energy Transitions Commission report

19 November 2018 - Energy revolution creating a two-tier economy leaving millions of families and businesses behind

15 November 2018 - Drax Group CEO agrees with Committee on Climate Change – Sustainably sourced biomass will play an essential, long-term role in delivering the low carbon future needed to meet our climate targets

12 November 2018 - Drax generates £1.6bn and supports over 17,500 jobs in the UK

11 November 2018 - Northamptonshire farm trials innovative solar power with storage battery

11 November 2018 - Forthcoming examination hearings regarding Drax Repower planning permission

6 November 2018 - Capacity from renewables has overtaken fossil fuels

31 October 2018 - Would you Bee-lieve it? Honey produced at Drax power station

29 October 2018 - Budget comments from Drax Group CEO Will Gardiner

26 October 2018 - US Ambassador visits UK’s biggest power station

24 October 2018 - Drax HR team’s career advice for next generation of engineers

22 October 2018 - Drax Power CEO Andy Koss comments on Aurora report

22 October 2018 - Andy Koss, Drax Power CEO, comments on ippr North energy report

18 October 2018 - Drax Group B2B power suppliers set new record for businesses using 100% renewable power

8 October 2018 - Drax Group CEO Will Gardiner responds to IPCC and IEA reports on climate change and renewable energy

8 October 2018 - Leeds MP visits ‘ground-breaking’ carbon capture company

3 October 2018 - Drax puts innovative robot technology to the test

1 October 2018 - Drax staff raise £2,500 for Macmillan

29 September 2018 - Emergency training exercise at Drax Power Station

26 September 2018 - Delivering social, economic and environmental benefits for the Northern Powerhouse region

19 September 2018 - Power station rail project named as best in class

17 September 2018 - Drax Power CEO Andy Koss comments on Electric Insights report ‘Coal comeback pushes up UK’s carbon emissions’

30 August 2018 - Next generation of engineers kick start careers at Drax

22 August 2018 - Drax Power Station in Selby, North Yorkshire, welcomed Nigel Adams MP, for the official switch on of its fourth biomass generating unit.

20 August 2018 - Drax closer to coal-free future with fourth biomass unit conversion

13 August 2018 - 1 in 4 UK businesses consider renewable energy a ‘fad’ [Haven Power]

10 August 2018 - Drax could help keep the fizz in the drinks sector

31 July 2018 - Drax signs £40 million contract with Siemens for turbine upgrades

27 July 2018 - Heatwave electricity demand surges as we battle to keep cool

23 July 2018 - Last spaces available for summer activity programme

19 July 2018 - Drax responds to CCUS Cost Challenge Task Force Report

6 July 2018 - Korean electricity producers learn about powering past coal

5 July 2018 - New Drax trains: Powering the Northern Powerhouse

4 July 2018 - World Cup cuppas see Great Britain’s electricity demand surge

29 June 2018 - Most accurate Electric Insights now available

26 June 2018 - Drax Repower project application accepted by planing inspectorate for examination

22 June 2018 - Institution of civil engineers celebrates engineering excellence at Drax power station

6 June 2018 - Drax moves closer to coal-free future with unit four conversion

30 May 2018 - Drax submits application to develop Repower project

25 May 2018 - Government Carbon Capture and Storage Team visits Drax Power Station

21 May 2018 - Drax to pilot Europe’s first carbon capture storage project

23 April 2018 - ‘Beast from the East’ exposes reliance on French interconnector

9 April 2018 - UK's biggest power station signs up to Powering Past Coal Alliance

5 April 2018 - Drax hosts Whitehall & Industry Group

8 March 2018 - We stand on the precipice of an electric revolution - Drax Group CEO Will Gardiner's speech to the British Chambers of Commerce

27 February 2018 - Drax Group plc Chief Executive Will Gardiner comments on full year results

21 February 2018 - Britain now produces enough renewable electricity to power the entire country 60 years ago

14 February 2018 - Brothers claim top prizes at apprenticeship awards

13 February 2018 - Northern Powerhouse Minister and Selby MP visit Drax to find out more about Drax Repower

3 February 2018 - Drax Power CEO Andy Koss responds to Skipton to Colne rail route announcement

1 February 2018 - Drax Power CEO Andy Koss responds to ‘Educating the North’ Northern Powerhouse Partnership Report

27 January 2018 - Opus Energy supplied 90% renewable electricity to its customers at no extra cost

18 January 2018 - 9 in 10 London SMEs struggling with productivity [Opus Energy]

17 January 2018 - Drax Group CEO Will Gardiner responds to European Parliament REDII vote

16 January 2018 - Kick start a career in engineering at Drax

11 January 2018 - More local events to discuss gas and battery project [Drax Repower]

5 January 2018 - Drax Group CEO Will Gardiner responds to unabated coal closure consultation

5 January 2018 - Energy is less than 40% of your electricity bill – so what makes up the rest of the cost? [Haven Power]

2 January 2018 - Local people to be consulted on plans for gas-fired power station [Abergelli Power]

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.

24 July 2019 - Acquisition Bridge Facility refinancing completed

24 July 2019 - Half year results for the six months ended 30 June 2019

24 July 2019 - Half year results presentation for the six months ended 30 June 2019

17 April 2019 - Appointment of non-executive director

19 March 2019 - Notice of the annual general meeting (AGM)

19 March 2019 - Annual report and accounts 2018

26 February 2019 - Full year results for the 12 months ended 31 December 2018

19 February 2019 - Notice of full year results announcement

22 January 2019 - End of Share Repurchase Programme

2 January 2018 - Completion of the acquisition of Scottish Power’s portfolio of pumped storage, hydro and gas-fired generation