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Drax power station has officially gone green today with the opening of its £650m new biomass facility. It is the largest power station in Britain and the country's biggest single emitter of carbon dioxide.
But the firm say it is already the cleanest and most efficient coal-fired power station in the UK and the conversion of three of its six generating units to sustainable biomass will see its emission reduced by around 10 million tonnes.
– Dorothy Thompson, Drax chief executive
Today marks the transformation not just of our power station but of our whole business. I am enormously proud of the team at Drax. The facilities are a unique feat of engineering and remarkably they have been delivered at an operational power station which the country depends on to deliver 7-8 per cent of the power we need. Today is a real landmark for Drax and for Britain's energy security."
The Community Shop's surpluses are created in the supply chain by forecasting errors, seasonal promotions and packaging faults.
Food at the 'social supermarket' will be within date and wholesome, a spokesman told the Yorkshire Post.
The business holds the highest food safety accreditation standard, he added.
Yorkshire's Olympic triathletes - the Brownlee brothers - were back in Leeds today to open a new sports facility which is right on their doorstep.
Alistair and Jonathan were joined by paralympic champion David Stone to open the Holt Park active centre which cost 28 million pounds to build. It is hoped the facility will offer services for the entire community as Rachel Townsend now reports.
A memorial service for Nelson Mandela will take place in Leeds this Thursday.
Mandela was made an Honorary Freeman of the City during a visit in 2001. His commemoration is being held at Leeds Minster on Kirkgate at 6pm and will include a choir of African music. There's a book of condolences at the church for members of the public to sign.
Every year ITV's Christmas charity Text Santa raises thousands of pounds for charities across the UK.
Text Santa isn't just about raising money, it's also about giving time to help others, and this year the charity wants tens of thousands of volunteers to help different charities.
You can find out more about the appeal at the following link www.textsanta.co.uk
And here's Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby to tell you more.
Mr Davey described the change as "world-leading in terms of tackling climate change with sustainable materials. " It come after the government announced how much it would subsidise certain types of renewable technology over the next few years.
It is cutting support for on-shore wind farms and solar power, but putting more money into off-shore wind and crucially for Drax, biomass.
The country's first social supermarket has officially opens in Goldthorpe today. It will allow selected shoppers on the cusp of food poverty to buy products at up to 70 per cent discount.
If the pilot site is successful the scheme could be rolled out nationwid. The shop's first customers say that it's especially important to be able to save money coming up to Christmas, as Richard Benson explains.
The Energy Secretary, Ed Davey, has officially launched a big energy switch-over at North Yorkshire power station Drax.
The plant, which provides more British homes with coal-fuelled electricity than anywhere else in the UK, has begun a £700 million project to switch to wood - or biomass as its known. It will see Drax become the biggest renewable generator in the UK and one of the biggest in the world.
As Britain's first 'social supermarket' opens its doors in Barnsley, ITV News asked viewers whether they thought it was a good idea to offer cut price groceries to those close to food poverty.
– Martine Fontenelle
It's a good idea to stop food wastage, but why can't it be sold in the normal supermarkets. Again this is just another way of dividing people.
– Lucy Alford
Brilliant idea. So long as only the really needy are allowed to shop there. A hard one to police.
How can they stop people who aren't really struggling from shopping there?
– Sandra Craske
Wouldn't it be better to cut prices for everyone?
It's not just people on benefits, low wage earners and everyone else for that matter cannot keep up with the ever soaring prices
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