Drax Re-power

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Drax Re-power

Received 24 July 2018
From Deborah Sawday


I am objecting to this planning application to allow Drax to use gas as well as bio fuels to power the station. We must phase out our fossil fuel emissions as soon as possible in order to meet the Paris Climate Agreement to keep the global temperature increase to a maximum of 1.5 degrees.

Drax is already the largest emitter of CO2 emissions in the country - it is vital for us and the survival of the planet as we know it to take positive action now - and this involves using renewable energy, energy efficiency and reducing energy use over-all . Hence my objection to this planning application.