Government overrules PINS to approve gas-fired power plant that 'undermines' its carbon reduction commitment

The energy secretary has given development consent to proposals to replace two coal-fired power units at the Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire with gas-fired units, overruling a recommendation from the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) to withhold permission.

by Michael Donnelly
Energy secretary Andrea Leadsom (pic: Getty)
Energy secretary Andrea Leadsom (pic: Getty)

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