The River Trent: The images in this grid below form a selection of those taken in and around Burton Stather situated on the East side of the River Trent in North Lincolnshire. A familiar landmark is the large crane situated on the Burton Stather wharf. The crane is no longer needed and is not used but now serves as a telecommunications mast. It is understood that the locals would like to save the landmark. Drax Power Station from The Cliff looks dwarfed within the atmosphere in the frame of the image, perhaps an irony that it is the UK's top emitter of CO2, burning biomass created from trees cut down in Canada from plantations owned by Drax which are then transported via oil powered ocean going cargo boats across the Atlantic to the UK. The two converted ex-coal fired power stations at Keadby which need water from the River Trent, are powered by natural gas. Expansion is underway to increase production meaning a new third generating turbine has been approved, planned to becoming operational in 2027. Wind farms are visible too and more are on the way.
The Trent continues to breathe . . . .