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Methane Emissions (Watt Committee Rep. 28), A. Williams, Ed., 171 pp., 1995, Ј50 (add Ј5 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.

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The following three reports are available from CSERGE. Each costs $9/Ј5.

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.

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Global Methane and the Coal Industry, Coal Industry Advisory Board, 70 pp., 1994, $24/FF130/DM39 (IEA/OECD).

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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