Alternative Fuels

Drax may phase out coal before UK deadline

UK utility Drax Group may close its remaining coal-fired generation units before a government deadline to phase the fuel out of the country’s energy mix by 2025
By Staff reporter 10 April 2018 0 30351

UK utility Drax Group may close its remaining coal-fired generation units before a government deadline to phase the fuel out of the country’s energy mix by 2025, the company announced on Monday.

“We’re exploring options for repowering our remaining coal units to use sustainable biomass and gas, which we believe could help us to become coal-free even earlier than the 2025 deadline,” Drax Chief Executive Will Gardiner said in a note.

Drax has already converted three of its coal units to biomass and said...