Date – 7th May 2014
Nigel secures meeting with Prime Minister over the future of Eggborough Power Station.
Nigel has today secured a meeting with the PM to discuss the future of Eggborough Power Station.
Nigel used today’s Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQ’s) to highlight his constituencies success in reducing unemployment since the last election, but warned the PM that the cloud still hangs over the coal fired power station at Eggborough in the south of his constituency, which is responsible for around 4% of electricity generation in the UK. The PM has agreed to meet with Nigel to discuss a way forward for Eggborough Power Station and its almost 1000 employees who are directly or indirectly employed.
Eggborough management have plans to convert the power station from being a predominantly coal fired station, to being a renewable generator using biomass pellets. Similar to the process used at one of Drax’s Power Station units, only a short distance away.
Eggborough Power Station were unsuccessful last December in securing a subsidy from the Department for Energy and Climate Change, where as other projects, such as offshore wind farms were successful.
Nigel Said: “I am delighted the Prime Minister has agreed to meet with me to discuss Eggborough Power Station, I know he takes this very seriously and I shall be making a very strong case for the Government to re-think its obsession with offshore wind farms, and ask them to reconsider Eggborough Power Station’s bid as a biomass converted power station are far more reliable, produce power when you need it, and are better value for the taxpayer. ‘
Sarah Fletcher – Senior Parliamentary Assistant to Nigel Adams MP – 07702 267 670