UK power station owner cuts down primary forests in Canada

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The BBC has discovered some of the wood comes from primary forests in Canada. The Drax power station in Yorkshire is a converted coal plant, which now produces 12% of the UK's renewable electricity. Panorama discovered Drax bought logging licences to cut down two areas of environmentally-important forest in British Columbia. One of the Drax forests is a square mile, including large areas that have been identified as rare, old-growth forest. Drax told the BBC it had not cut down the forests itself and said it transferred the logging licences to other companies. Panorama wanted to see if logs from primary forests cut down by logging companies were being transferred to Drax's Meadowbank pellet plant. The UN definitions of primary forest do not mention proximity to roads and one of the sites is six miles from the nearest paved road. Panorama's findings come at a critical moment for Drax.
UK power station owner cuts down primary forests in Canada



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