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UK Drax sees its path to gas revamp halted by CO2 concerns

Drax’s plans for four new gas turbines at its Yorkshire facility in the UK, have been put on hold, due to a high court lawsuit from ClientEarth. Legal pressure is also mounting on government ministers who approved the project. The ability of the UK’s gas industry to hide behind a masquerade of carbon capture promises, and other greenwashing methods, is slowly slipping away. The 3.6 GW plant had previously received government approval, in spite of contradictory advice from the planning inspectorate, which claimed that the project “would undermine the government’s commitment, as set out in the Climate Change Act 2008, to cut greenhouse gas emissions.” Upon completion, the plant, which would be the largest of its kind in Europe, would…

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