Will Gardiner responds to the Scottish Government’s Climate Plan

Drax Group CEO says pumped storage is ‘critical’ to Scotland’s climate ambitions

“By paving the way to a net zero electricity system by 2032, Scotland is really raising the stakes in the fight against climate change – it’s a move that should create momentum internationally in the run up to COP26 in Glasgow next year.

“Supporting innovative pumped hydro storage projects like Drax’s expansion of Cruachan is going to be critical to achieving this ambition. With an appropriate investment framework, projects like this will be transformative for Scotland by expanding capacity to support more wind power and creating skilled jobs in rural areas.”


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