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Ben Parfitt

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  1. Image: Drax's wood-burning power plant in UK. As UK’s Drax makes play for BC’s wood pellet mills, questions grow about wood-fired electricity. Go to story
  2. As UK’s Drax makes play for BC’s wood pellet mills, questions grow about wood-fired electricity. WITH ITS SIX MASSIVE 660-megawatt power units, the Drax power station in North Yorkshire is the United Kingdom’s largest thermal electricity plant. When it opened in the mid 1970s, the giant facility burned coal. Today, however, Drax burns something else: wood, a raw material that grew so scarce during the Elizabethan era that it forced the country to convert to coal. So, when it comes to finding enough wood, Drax has an intractable problem. Only 13 per cent of England, Wales,
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