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Coal-fired: The two units owned by Drax at its North Yorkshire plant were mothballed last year

Coal-fired: The two units owned by Drax at its North Yorkshire plant were mothballed last year

Coal-fired: The two units owned by Drax at its North Yorkshire plant were mothballed last year

Drax will keep its coal-fired power plant open this winter following a request from Economy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng.

He said it was a “reasonable precaution” as Russia shuts off parts of Europe from gas. Britain now has two coal-fired power plants for the winter and is negotiating one more.

Germany will have to burn more coal this winter amid concerns about power shortages.

And yesterday France said it would fully nationalize EDF, which is already 84 percent state-owned.

Drax’s two units at its North Yorkshire facility were mothballed last year and were due to officially close this September. They will offer a “winter emergency service” from October through March, operated only at the direction of National Grid.

Last month, Kwarteng struck a deal with French company EDF to extend the life of its coal-fired power plant in West Burton, Notts.

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