Independent Review of Underground Coal Gasification - Report

An independent examination of the issues and evidence surrounding Underground Coal Gasification.

Acronyms and Abbreviations

ABC Australian Broadcasting Corporation
ACT Australian Capital Territory
BTEX Benzene, toluene, ethylene/ethylbenzene and xylene
BGS The British Geological Society
BSOR Borehole sites and operations regulations
CA The Coal Authority
CAR Controlled Activities Regulations
CAT UK Government's Carbon Abatement Technology Strategy
CBM Coal bed methane
CCC UK Committee on Climate Change
CCS Carbon capture and storage
CH 4 Methane
CNRL Cluff Natural Resources Limited
CO 2 Carbon dioxide
CO Carbon monoxide
CoMAH Control of Major Accident Hazards
CoSLA Convention of Scottish Local Authorities
CoRWM Committee on radioactive waste management
CRIP Controlled retractable ignition point/retracting injection point
CSIRO Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
CTL Coal to liquids
CV Calorific value
DBEIS Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
DECC Department of Energy & Climate Change
DEFRA Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
DMIT RE Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy
DPP Director of Public Prosecutions
DTI Department of Trade and Industry
EASAC European Academies Science Advisory Council
EEA SC European Environment Agency Scientific Committee
EIA Environmental Impact Assessment
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
ELR Environmental Liability Regulations
EP Environment protection
EU European Union
FDI Foreign Direct Investment
FoE Friends of the Earth
FoES Friends of the Earth Scotland
FoF Firth of Forth
GHG Greenhouse gas
GRO Gasoline range organics
GTL Gas to liquids
GW Groundwater
H 2 Hydrogen
H 2O Water (also steam)
HIA Health impact assessment
HF Hydraulic fracturing (commonly of shales)
HSE Health and Safety Executive
HTFT High-temperature Fisher-Tropsch
IED Industrial Emissions Directive
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
LCA Life-cycle assessment
LVW Linked vertical wells
MoD Ministry of Defence
MW Megawatt
NHMRC National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia
NO 2 Nitrogen dioxide
NORM Naturally occurring radioactive material
O 2 Oxygen
PAH Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons
PI Public inquiry
PPC Pollution prevention and control regulations
PSR Pipeline Safety Regulations
QLD DEHP Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
QLD DNRM Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines
REPPIR Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information ) Regulations
RSE Royal Society of Edinburgh
RSPB Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
SA DMITRE South Australian Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy (now Dept. for State Development)
SEPA Scottish Environment Protection Agency
SG Scottish Government
SNH Scottish Natural Heritage
SO 2 Sulphur Dioxide
SPICe Scottish Parliament Information Centre
UGE Unconventional gas extraction
UCG Underground Coal Gasification
UK United Kingdom
UKOOG United Kingdom Onshore Oil and Gas
US United States of America
USEPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
VOCs Volatile organic compounds
WHO World Health Organisation


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