Drax appoints biomass expert

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POWER PRODUCER Drax has appointed a former Government advisor to help explain the benefits of biomass.

The practice of burning wood pellets has attracted controversy, most recently at the weekend when a Sunday newspaper accused the company of adding to greenhouse gases and household fuel bills.

Paul Hodgson joins Drax from the Department for Energy and Climate Change, where he worked as a special adviser, and will take up the newly created role of head of media relations.

At DECC, he provided briefings to the Secretary of State and also the Deputy Prime Minister on green issues.