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

Energy white paper “recognises negative emissions and sustainable biomass as a vital technology to achieve net zero” – Drax Group CEO

Will Gardiner responds to ‘Energy white paper: Powering our net zero future’

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“I’m delighted that over the coming year the Government will establish the role of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) in reducing emissions. The Energy White Paper rightly recognises negative emissions and sustainable biomass as a vital technology to achieve net zero by 2050.

Reservoir above Cruachan Power Station, Drax’s pumped storage hydro-electric plant in the Highlands [Click to view/download]

Drax Group CEO Will Gardiner

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

“Next year will be critical to build on the momentum of the Prime Minister’s 10-point plan. At Drax, we’re ready to invest in and deliver BECCS at our power station in North Yorkshire as well as in expanding our pumped storage at our hydro plant at Cruachan in Scotland. This will help meet net zero, whilst creating jobs, skills and demonstrating global leadership at COP26.”