“The IEA’s report today further reinforces the growing consensus from a number of independent advisory bodies and experts that bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), which Drax is pioneering, is urgently needed to help the UK and other countries decarbonise and achieve global climate ambitions.”
“As the IEA said in its report, BECCS is the most mature of all the carbon removal technologies.
“It’s also the cheapest and – uniquely – generates renewable power. Scaling up BECCS at Drax can support decarbonisation of Britain’s most carbon-intensive industrial region, safeguarding thousands of jobs and driving clean growth after Covid. It also gives the UK the opportunity to lead in a vital negative emissions technology that will be needed globally to combat the climate emergency.”