Drax Power Station DCO has been upheld following High Court judgement

Drax statement in response to the High Court’s decision to dismiss Client Earth’s case against the approval of a Development Consent Order (DCO) for Drax’s plans for high efficiency gas power at the power station in North Yorkshire

Sunset view of Drax Power Station

“Drax’s world-leading ambition to be carbon negative by 2030, using ground-breaking bioenergy with carbon capture and storage technology, means we could remove up to 16 million tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere each year, making a significant contribution to achieving the UK’s climate targets.

“Drax Power Station plays a vital role in the UK’s energy system, generating reliable, flexible electricity for millions of homes and businesses. The development of new high efficiency gas power at Drax would support the UK’s decarbonising energy system, subject to the project securing a Capacity Market agreement to underpin the investment needed.”