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Drax power plant to stop burning coal, with loss of 230 jobs

The 2021 plan for Yorkshire site will be four years ahead of government deadline

The Drax power plant in Yorkshire will end all coal generation by next year after almost five decades as one of western Europe’s most polluting power plants.

Drax Group will stop burning coal at Britain’s biggest power plant in March 2021, four years ahead of the government’s ban on coal-fired electricity, which comes into force in 2025.

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