Drax Group plc
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50,000€ - 99,999€
Lobbyists declared: 1.5 FTE (3)
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Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 0
Meetings with European Commission: 6
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Drax Group plc
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Goals / Remit
Drax Group plc is playing a vital role in helping change the way energy is generated, supplied and used as the UK moves to a low carbon future.
Drax Group employs around 2,500 people and has three principal activities – electricity generation, energy supply, and compressed wood pellet manufacturing for use in electricity production.
We are responsible for generating 12% of the UK’s electricity. Having successfully upgraded the UK’s biggest power station through innovative engineering, Drax Power Station is now a predominantly biomass-fuelled generator. 70% of the electricity produced at Drax Power Station – enough to power Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and Liverpool – is now made using compressed wood pellets rather than coal. Our generating portfolio also includes pump storage, run of river hydro, gas and biomass from waste.
Our US business employs innovative manufacturing techniques, using wood from responsibly managed working forests to produce compressed biomass pellets. These pellets are shipped safely and efficiently around the world to generate reliable, renewable energy precisely when it’s needed. We plan to self-supply an increasing percentage of the wood pellets we use at Drax Power Station.
At the other end of our supply chain, Drax Group’s retail division serves the energy needs of a growing number of SMEs and large organisations. Our ability to inspire customers to change the type of energy they use and then work with them to use it more efficiently and affordably, establishes our current and future retail brands as the biggest challengers in the market.
Today we are one of the UK’s largest energy producers and we stand ready to do more, helping to reduce carbon emissions, forcing more coal off the system and providing additional system support to plug the gaps created by intermittent renewables and boost security of supply.
Nothing specific but in general: Biomass Sustainability Policy Wood Pellet imports Power Generation Emissions Trading Climate Change
Drax Power Station
Selby YO8 8PH,
Tel: 44 1757 618381
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Meetings with European Commission6 meetings found.
The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.
- 08 Sep 2016 - Grzegorz Radziejewski - sustainable forest biomass (DG Jobs & Growth)
- 07 Sep 2016 - Shane Sutherland - Sustainability (DG Agriculture)
- 29 Jun 2016 - Manuel Szapiro - Energy Union research Innovation and competitiveness (DG Energy Union)
- 17 Nov 2015 - Heidi Jern - Energy Union (DG Jobs & Growth)
- 30 Sep 2015 - Peter Van Kemseke - biomass policies and sustainablility (DG Energy Union)
- 11 Dec 2014 - Joachim Balke - Company activities of DRAX (DG Climate & Energy)