Drax Group plc

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

300,000€ - 399,999€

Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.85 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

1

High-level Commission meetings

11

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Drax Group plc

    EU Transparency Register

    389275311163-19 First registered on 22 May 2013

    Goals / Remit

    Drax Group plc is a renewable energy company engaged in renewable power generation, the production of sustainable biomass and the sale of renewable electricity to businesses. Drax operates a generation portfolio of sustainable biomass, hydro-electric and pumped hydro storage assets across four sites in England and Scotland. Drax also operates a global bioenergy supply business for our own use and customers in Asia and Europe. Drax Group currently employs around 3,200 people.

    We are focused on enabling a zero carbon, lower-cost energy future. We have an ambitious roadmap ahead to deploy our innovative Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) technology internationally.

    Recently, Drax Group plc has announced our plans to establish a new independent business unit that will focus on becoming the global leader in delivering large-scale and high-integrity carbon removals.

    Main EU files targeted

    Nothing specific but in general:
    Biomass Sustainability Policy
    Wood Pellet imports
    Power Generation
    Emissions Trading
    Taxonomy
    Certification of carbon removals
    Industrial Carbon Management Communication
    2040 Climate Targets Communication
    Climate Law
    Corporate Sustainability reporting and Green claims

    Address

    Head Office
    Drax Power Station
    Selby YO8 8PH
    UNITED KINGDOM
    EU Office
    Drax Power Station
    Selby YO8 8PH
    UNITED KINGDOM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    4

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%1
    50%1
    25%1
    10%1

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    1.85

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 17 Jun 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Katarzyna WILK FROTIER DE LA MESSELIERE 22 Feb 2024 21 Feb 2025
    Katarzyna WILK FROTIER DE LA MESSELIERE 17 Jan 2023 17 Jan 2024
    Ms Tanisha BEEBEE 13 Sep 2022 13 Sep 2023
    Mr Ross McKenzie 24 Apr 2018 24 Apr 2019
    Mr Ross McKenzie 22 Mar 2017 21 Mar 2018
    Mr Karl Smyth 20 May 2016 28 Apr 2017
    Mr Matt Willey 20 May 2016 19 May 2017
    Mr Karl Smyth 21 May 2015 19 May 2016
    Mr Matt Willey 21 May 2015 19 May 2016

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Companies & groups

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    Bioenergy Europe
    Negative Emissions Platform (NEP)
    Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA)
    CO2 Value Europe
    EURELECTRIC (via Energy UK)
    International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
    Global CCS Institute
    us Industrial Pellet Association (USIPA)
    Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC)
    World Economic Forum
    World Biomass Association (WBA)
    Carbon Business Council
    World Economic Forum
    Sustainable Markets Initiative
    World Business Council for Sustainable Development

    Member organisations

    None

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    NameAmount
    global counsel 100,000€ - 199,999€
    lp brussels 100,000€ - 199,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    Name
    lp brussels
    global counsel

    Closed year Costs

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    Thought leadership articles on our websites; organic and paid social media and EU press

    Participation and sponsorship of events on EU climate and energy policy, working with trade associations

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    11 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 06 Feb 2024 Location Brussels
      Subject wood pellet and EUDR
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Attending
      • Eglantine Cujo (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 Sep 2022 Location Video call
      Subject Discussion on the Commission’s upcoming proposal on carbon removals certification
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Stefanie Hiesinger (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 May 2021 Location Video Conferencing
      Subject To discuss the options that the Commission are currently considering for the review of biomass sustainability within the proposal for REDIII. To discuss the role of sustainable bioenergy in the EU’s energy and climate plans.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson
      Portfolio Energy
      Attending
      • Laure Chapuis-Kombos (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 18 May 2021 Location Brussels - video conference
      Subject Forest biomass and Fit for 55
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Riccardo Maggi (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 Apr 2021 Location video conference
      Subject Biomass sustainability
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Andrea Beltramello (Cabinet member)
      • Gints Freimanis (Cabinet member)
      • Caroline Boeshertz (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 Sep 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject sustainable forest biomass
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Grzegorz Radziejewski (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Sep 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Sustainability
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Attending
      • Shane Sutherland (Cabinet member)
    • Date 29 Jun 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Energy Union research Innovation and competitiveness
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Portfolio Energy Union
      Attending
      • Manuel Szapiro (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Nov 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Energy Union
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Heidi Jern (Cabinet member)
    • Date 30 Sep 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject biomass policies and sustainablility
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Portfolio Energy Union
      Attending
      • Peter van Kemseke (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 Dec 2014 Location Berl 8/165
      Subject Company activities of DRAX
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Miguel Arias Cañete
      Portfolio Climate Action &amp; Energy
      Attending
      • Joachim Balke (Cabinet member)
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