Inconvenient truths
Drax burns wood pellets to produce electricity but it is not green electricity.
The pellets come from 27 million trees from forests in the US and Canada which are then shipped 4,500 miles to Immingham, creating 1.5 million tons of CO2 every year.
It will take 50 years for new trees to suck up the CO2 created. Drax is only 38 per cent efficient so for every ten trees burnt only four produce electricity.
Taxpayers subsidise Drax by £839 million a year. Since Drax supplies 6 per cent of UK electricity these “inconvenient truths” will be ignored.
Clark Cross, Linlithgow

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