Drax Power Station: Timber

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 28th September 2022.

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Photo of Charlotte Nichols Charlotte Nichols Labour, Warrington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will take steps to stop the burning of wood imported from the US at the Drax power station.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Minister of State (Minister for Climate)

The UK Government supports the use of sustainable biomass and generators only receive subsidies for biomass that complies with strict sustainability criteria. Generators must demonstrate to the regulator that they meet the criteria, and their evidence is independently audited.

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