A Drax spokesperson said:
“We welcome the National Audit Office’s (NAO) report which looks at the Government’s support for biomass.
“The NAO acknowledges the important role that sustainably sourced biomass has to play in addressing the climate crisis and displacing fossil fuels in the production of dispatchable electricity. It’s essential that sustainability reporting and criteria are robust and fit for purpose. This was also recognised in the Government’s biomass strategy published last year, which outlined a review which has already begun.
“We fully support that a review process should be carried out and look forward to playing our part and working with Government in this.
“We are committed to ensuring the biomass we source delivers positive outcomes for the climate, for nature and for the communities in which we operate.”
Read the report here – https://www.nao.org.uk/reports/the-governments-support-for-biomass/