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Drax joins Race to Zero campaign

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Drax Group has joined the Race to Zero, committing the company to science-based targets to fight the climate crisis.

Led by the United Nations, Drax joins more than 2,000 companies worldwide that have signed up to the campaign, which brings together businesses, cities, regions, states, and universities with a joint commitment to net-zero targets to limit global temperature increased to 1.5oC above pre-industrial levels.

“The climate crisis is the greatest challenge the world faces, and tackling it requires action that transcends borders, bringing together businesses and governments with a shared goal,” said Will Gardiner, Drax CEO.

“At Drax, we’re investing in the innovative green technology – bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, which will be vital if the UK is to meet its ambitious target to reduce carbon emissions by 78% by 2035, announced by the Prime Minister last week. By joining the Race to Zero we are committing to further reducing our emissions and tackling the climate emergency.”

Andrew Griffith MP, Net Zero Champion, commented: “I’m delighted Drax has signed on to be a part of the Race to Zero coalition. Businesses have a central role to play in making a successful transition to a low carbon economy and shifting to a net-zero emissions economy requires coordinated action across all sectors. I hope other businesses across the sector follow in Drax’s footsteps and join the Race to Zero.”