The giant Drax station in North Yorkshire has taken another significant step towards a cleaner future after Energy Secretary Ed Davey announced that the plant will eventually switch from the use of coal to wood.
When it's complete it could provide biomass-fuelled power to more than a million homes, making it one of the biggest renewable plants in the world. Emma Wilkinson reports.
Police investigating a crash in which a 16-year-old boy was killed want to trace the driver of small white car which was also at the scene. The boy was a front seat passenger in a red Fiat which collided head on with a Ford Focus on the Drax link road near Rawcliffe in East Yorkshire.
The 25 year old driver along with a father and his six-year-old son travelling in the Ford Focus are being treated for serious injuries. Humberside Police are seeking witnesses to the collision or anyone who saw the small white car which was travelling infront of the red Fiat prior to the crash.
A 16-year-old boy has died in a car accident near Drax power station in East Yorkshire. It happened on Friday evening on the A645 Drax Link Road between the power station and Rawcliffe Road. The teenager was a front seat passenger in a red Fiat Punto which collided with grey Ford Focus.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Punto, a 25-year-old man from Goole, was taken to Leeds Royal Infirmary with serious injuries. The driver of the Ford Focus, a 40-year-old local man, and his six-year-old son were both taken to Doncaster Hospital with serious injuries.
Police are seeking witnesses and are particularly keen to trace the driver of a small white car which was travelling in front of the red Fiat, prior to the collision.
A modernisation project costing £100m is about to be completed at Drax Power Station. The five year long development has seen an upgrade of the turbines. The aim is this will make it more energy efficient.