February 28, 2007
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FROM VOLUME 8, NUMBER 5, MAY 1995
(Watt Committee Rep. 28), A. Williams, Ed., 171 pp., 1995, £50 (add £5
postage outside the U.K). Contact Alan Williams, Leeds Univ., U.K.
Total British anthropogenic methane emissions are about 5 million tonnes,
the largest single source of which is landfills, followed by the agriculture and
energy sectors. Offers an improved basis for the current U.K. inventory of
methane emissions, and a methodology for future inventories, which can be used
under the Climate Convention for the U.K.'s program.
The following three
reports are available from CSERGE. Each costs $9/£5.
Methane Embodied in the International Trade of Commodities: Implications
for Global Emissions (GEC 95-04), S. Subak, 24 pp., 1995.
Methane Emissions from Rice and Coarse Fiber Production (GEC 94-08),
F. Mudge, N. Adger, 46 pp., 1994.
Methane from the House of Tudor and the Ming Dynasty (GEC 94-06), S.
Subak, 20 pp., 1994.
Global Methane and
the Coal Industry, Coal Industry Advisory Board, 70 pp., 1994,
Of the 25 million tonnes of methane produced from coal mining, only a little
more then one million tonnes are exploited for industrial use. Under ideal
conditions 60-70% could be recovered; under less favorable conditions, that
figure would drop to 30-40%. Obstacles to recovery relate to the economic
viability of the coal mine, gas ownership, inconsistent taxation, industrial
financial conditions, and availability of technology.
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