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Shareholders approve deal for Yorkshire plant despite concerns over carbon, climate and land use
Drax in Yorkshire burns wood pellets to generate electricity, but forests cannot be replaced quickly enough, say campaigners
Wood pellets are sold as a clean alternative to coal. But is the subsidised bioenergy boom accelerating the climate crisis?
Operator says UK can tap carbon capture and renewables to help meet UK’s targets
Across the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, scientists are developing alternative sustainable solutions to the golden tide of Sargassum
A biotech startup is researching building materials that could revolutionise construction. Not only are they biodegradable – some also absorb toxins
Renewable energy up 9% on 2018 but nuclear outages are limiting progress, report warns
Experts horrified at large-scale forest removal to meet wood pellet demand
More than 15,000 buildings were built in coastal areas at significant risk of coastal flooding in the UK between 2005 and 2014, write Tom Spencer and Gerd Masselink...
US communities near pellet mills complain of fumes while experts say burning wood is a ‘disaster’ for climate change
Using biomass instead of fossil fuels may not be the answer to averting global warmingPolicies aimed at limiting climate change by boosting the burning of biomass contain critical flaws that could actually damage attempts...
The environmentalist and advisor to Drax power station, Tony Juniper, says the wood used to create energy can be coppice thinnings and waste material
About half of the power generated in the UK comes from low-carbon sources – here’s a breakdown of the four main sources of electricity
Operator of UK’s largest power station says it plans to convert one of three remaining coal-fired units to gas
Nuclear, wind and solar power in UK generate more electricity than gas and coal combined for first time ever
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