Drax Re-power

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Drax Re-power

Received 25 July 2018
From Dr Jane Milton

Representation

I am extremely concerned to hear that you are proposing to replace coal with natural gas and wood as fuel for the Drax power station. We are perilously close already to severe and irreversible global warming. Carbon emitting fuel must be kept to an absolute minimum. This must be an absolute priority, and short term goals must be set aside for the sake of the welfare, ultimately the very survival not just of our own species, but of countless others. Any reference to 'sustainably sourced wood' is pure self deception by the way- in practice a lot of this wood comes from unsustainable and uncontrolled sources in Russian and South America, and in any case it produces as much carbon dioxide as any other 'biofuel' or indeed coal.