Drax Piles Into Hinkley Debate With Biomass Conversion Offer

  • Filling gap with woodpellets would be cheapest, CEO says
  • Offshore wind would also deliver savings, report finds

Biomass fuel storage tanks at the Drax power station near Selby, U.K.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The owner of what was once the U.K.’s biggest coal plant joined a growing list of companies jostling for position to fill a potential energy gap if the government drops plans for an 18-billion pound ($23 billion) nuclear station in Somerset.

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