Drax Group CEO says Budget ‘sets out plans for the UK’s economic recovery’

Will Gardiner comments on Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s commitment to green technologies

Bench with view of the Humber Bridge

“Today’s Budget sets out plans for the UK’s economic recovery – a Freeport in the Humber will make business cheaper and easier whilst an ambitious carbon price will help the UK meet its climate obligations by creating revenue to invest in essential green technologies and demonstrate climate leadership ahead of COP26.

Drax Group CEO Will Gardiner

Drax Group CEO Will Gardiner in the control room at Drax Power Station [Click to view/download]

“Investing in green technologies like bioenergy with carbon capture and storage at Drax to deliver negative emissions, and decarbonising other industries in the Humber would boost skills and create tens of thousands of jobs – helping to level up and deliver clean growth.”