Drax Re-power

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Drax Re-power

Received 31 July 2018
From Rosamund Howe

Representation

I object to the Drax Repower proposal to build new units burning natural gas. While I am aware that burning coal emits more carbon dioxide than burning natural gas, the objective should be to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels of any kind and to maximise the use of renewable forms of energy. The proposal runs counter to this objective. Given the finite nature of our reserves of natural gas, the proposal also appears extremely short-sighted, raising the fear that fracking may be envisaged as offering a different source of fuel with incalculable environmental risks.