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British Drax accelerates green transition

The effects of the UK government's desire to phase out coal are now causing the owner of the country's largest power plant to speed up its green transition.

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Wind and solar power combined with biomass will be the future for the historical British utilities provider Drax which has been prompted to launch a major transition.

Drax is mostly known for operating the UK's largest coal power plant in North Yorkshire. The power plant – which is the second-largest in Europe with capacity of 3960 MW – has over the past four years taken on a new existence and reconstructed half of its capacity for biomass.

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