Minerals Plan: Key Issues & Options

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Document Section Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part Two: Vision, Objectives, Issues & Options Chapter 7: Major Issues & Options Objective A: Ensuring Sufficient Provision of Minerals How do we manage demand for oil & gas developments? the New Coal Exploitation Technologies section [List all comments on this document part]
Comment ID /3755649/11
Respondent Andy Tickle - Friends of the Peak District [List all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 28 Jul 2010
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Our attitude to these exploitation methods is conditioned by the relative carbon emissions they engender. Operations that help control (and then combust) the leakage of methane to atmosphere may, for example, be prioritised because unabated emissions may be more harmful as greenhouse gases (methane is c.30 times more powerful a greenhouse gas than CO2). Again a more generic criteria based policy may be most appropriate given the relative rarity of such applications.