Addressing Methane Leaks In The Energy Sector

The Environmental Blog

While carbon dioxide is the leading greenhouse gas destroying the atmosphere, methane is a significant contributor. Anthropogenic methane emissions are believed to account for 30%of that warming. Methane emissions stem from many aspects of life on Earth. Energy

Affordable methane detection

Envirotec Magazine

The GF77 from FLIR Systems is said to be an affordable, handheld methane detection camera allowing inspection professionals to actually see invisible methane leaks and other industrial gases at natural gas power plants, renewable energy production facilities, and other locations. The GF77 is spectrally filtered to optimally visualize methane gas, says FLIR Systems.

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Methane over Poland’s coal mines: Satellite analysis from ESA

Envirotec Magazine

According to the European Commission and the European Environment Agency, the top 10 largest methane emitting coal mines in Europe are in Poland. Collectively, these mines released around 282,300 tonnes of methane into the atmosphere in 2020. Methane emissions from coal mining.

How gas leak detection will help the world keep its methane reduction promise

Envirotec Magazine

The signing of the Global Methane Pledge at last year’s COP26 marks a vital step in reducing the impact of industrial activities on the environment. Leaks can occur at all points in the network from collection systems at the wellhead to pipelines buried under streets and buildings.

Camera-based study reveals methane leaks far worse than expected in New Mexico region

Envirotec Magazine

The airplane-mounted sensor used by the researchers to detect methane leaks from oil and natural gas production in the New Mexico half of the Permian Basin. Each chemical, including methane, has a unique pattern – an optical fingerprint. Most methane is leaked from a handful of sources.

Four ways EPA methane rollbacks threaten American natural gas

EDF + Business

By Ben Ratner At the behest of the American Petroleum Institute, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to eliminate nationwide limits on methane pollution, sending America’s natural gas industry backwards to the days of uncontrolled emissions. America’s natural gas industry is no different. demand for natural gas comes from the electric power sector , which is undergoing dramatic changes as renewable energy becomes cheaper and state leaders prioritize clean energy.

Thanks to Manchin, IRA’s Methane Fee on Big Oil Is Riddled With Massive Holes

DeSmogBlog

The newly enacted Inflation Reduction Act contains the world’s first-ever fee on methane, a powerful greenhouse gas believed to be responsible for roughly 30 percent of global temperature rise since the Industrial Revolution. EnergyBy Jake Johnson, Common Dreams.

Methane is front and center for EIG’s portfolio companies

EDF + Business

Note: this is the second installment of a dialogue Q&A series with private equity investors following a methane summit EDF recently hosted for portfolio companies of EIG Global Energy Partners (EIG) and Quantum Energy Partners. corporate sustainability methane private equit

Digital innovation: how National Oil Companies can meet the methane challenge

EDF + Business

Owned and overseen by national governments, As such, it is in both their commercial and national interest to minimize waste – particularly of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that is responsible for a quarter of the climate warming we’re experiencing today. By Isabel Mogstad.

The New Era of Data Driven Methane Management: Q&A with BPX Chief Innovation Officer

EDF + Business

Virtually eliminating methane emissions is a critical complement to CO2 reductions and essential to bending the curve of greenhouse gas emissions from the oil and gas sector by 2030. Environmental Defense Fund and BP are pursuing a three-year collaboration to advance technologies and practices to reduce methane emissions from the global oil and gas supply chain. Q: Why is reaching near zero methane emissions an important issue for BP and its U.S. By Isabel Mogstad.

Methane release from UK shale gas site equivalent to 142 trans-Atlantic flights, says research group

Envirotec Magazine

Fracking operations at a site in Blackpool, UK, have caused an unintended release of methane gas into the atmosphere to the equivalent environmental cost of 142 trans-Atlantic flights according to new research. Three different methods were used to estimate the methane release rate.

Bloomberg Philanthropies Commits $25M to Accelerate Satellite Technologies That Pinpoint Methane Emitters to Turbocharge Fight Against Climate Change

Planet Pulse

New funding builds on unique partnership to tackle potent methane emissions between Bloomberg Philanthropies, Carbon Mapper, Planet, the State of California, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the University of Arizona, Arizona State University (ASU), High Tide Foundation, and RMI .

Rush to clean energy prompts demand for ammonia analysers

Envirotec Magazine

The global stampede to develop clean energy sources has prompted a demand for ammonia analysers from the developers of engines that will be capable of using ammonia as a fuel. The two predominant sources of renewable energy are wind and solar. Emissions Gas Monitoring & Detection

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Energy Provisions In The Inflation Reduction Act

R-Squared Energy

Let’s discuss the energy provisions in the bill. Before reading through the bill, I like to get a feel for the kinds of energy programs it addresses. For example, a big part of our energy policy over the past decade has been ramping up the nation’s biofuel programs. The bill provides direct consumer incentives to buy energy efficient and electric appliances, clean vehicles, rooftop-solar systems, and invests in home energy efficiency.

COP26: Nearly 100 countries pledge to slash methane emissions by 30 per cent by 2030

Business Green

Initiative marks a significant step up in global action on the potent greenhouse gas and could lead to a major crackdown on sources of methane globally. in reach is to reduce our methane emissions as quickly as possible," he said. "It

Cleaning Up Methane Pollution From Permian Super Emitters is ‘Low Hanging Fruit’ for the Climate, Study Finds

DeSmogBlog

Only a handful of super emitters are responsible for an enormous amount of the methane pollution in the Permian basin, according to a new study. Methane is a highly potent greenhouse gas — more than 80 times more powerful than carbon dioxide over a 20-year time-frame.

New Oregon Energy Policy Simulator Modeling Shows Major Benefits Of Accelerating Climate Policies

Energy Innovation

This week, Energy Innovation launched the Oregon Energy Policy Simulator (EPS) , our newest state-specific, open-source, peer-reviewed, and nonpartisan model that estimates the environmental, economic, and public health impacts of hundreds of climate and energy policies.

'Dodged scrutiny for years': Coal mine methane poses major climate threat, study claims

Business Green

The climate impact of methane emissions from hundreds of new coal mines currently planned worldwide could strike a major blow to efforts to avoid catastrophic levels of global warming, according to the startling results of a first-of-its-kind study released today.

World Biogas Association’s newest members applaud mission to bring industry together to achieve its huge potential and build a long term sustainable circular economy

Envirotec Magazine

Global Potential of Biogas report estimates industry greenhouse gases abatement potential at 12% of today’s global emissions. SHV Energy, ENGIE, SUEZ latest companies to join WBA’s existing members to identify road map to achieve this potential. Rebecca Groen, Director Biofuels, SHV Energy said: “As a global leader in off-grid energy solutions, we continue to look for innovative renewable, recycled and bio-based energy products to meet our customers’ sustainable energy needs.

BP and Environmental Defense Fund Collaborate to Reduce Methane Emissions

CleanTX

Joint effort focuses on developing technologies and management practices to accelerate reductions of methane emissions across the global oil and gas industry. BP and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced today a three-year strategic commitment to advance technologies and practices to reduce methane emissions from the global oil and gas supply chain. The scale of the methane challenge is enormous, but so is the opportunity. 3) Expanding Methane Management.

'The green recovery starts at home': EU accelerates Green Deal with buildings, chemicals, and methane plans

Business Green

In the latest addition to its 'green recovery' package, the European Commission yesterday unveiled a flurry of crucial green strategies, targets, and policies, ranging from new green building and renewable energy programmes, to tighter rules governing chemical use and methane emissions.

'Inexcusable': IEA calls for global action to plug methane leakage in fossil fuel sector

Business Green

Tackling methane from oil and gas operations among 'best near-term opportunities’ for combatting climate change, IEA argues. Methane, which is largely released from abandoned coal mines, oil and gas operations, and farming, has a far greater global warming potential than CO2.

UN: Slashing methane emissions 'one of the best ways' to curb global temperature rise

Business Green

Methane emissions reduction could significantly reduce rates of global warming at a relatively low cost, major research warns. As such, the report emphasises that methane mitigation is "one of the best ways of limiting warming in this and subsequent decades".

BP invests $5m in methane leak-detecting specialist Satelytics

Business Green

Cloud-based geospatial analytics firm uses imagery and machine learning to monitor environmental changes such as methane emissions. Oil firms in industry investment group the OGCI have therefore pledged to cut their average methane intensity by at least one fifth by 2025.

5 questions investors should ask about LNG projects

EDF + Business

Energy companies, with the backing of the U.S. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and ongoing disruptions to global energy markets underscore the urgency of accelerating the transition to renewable energy. Into this mix, energy companies, with the backing of the U.S.

One Woman’s Quest to Safeguard Federal Funds Meant to Clean up the Oil and Gas Industry’s Mess

DeSmogBlog

billion package to cap orphaned oil and gas wells as a move to tackle “super-polluting methane emissions,” saying it will combat the climate crisis and create jobs. State regulators controlled by the oil and gas industry helped create this crisis,” said Biven when I met her in January 2022.

World Biogas Association’s newest members applaud mission to bring industry together to achieve its huge potential and build a long term sustainable circular economy

Envirotec Magazine

Global Potential of Biogas report estimates industry greenhouse gases abatement potential at 12% of today’s global emissions. SHV Energy, ENGIE, SUEZ latest companies to join WBA’s existing members to identify road map to achieve this potential. Rebecca Groen, Director Biofuels, SHV Energy said: “As a global leader in off-grid energy solutions, we continue to look for innovative renewable, recycled and bio-based energy products to meet our customers’ sustainable energy needs.

Industry Insiders Question Louisiana Regulators Over Cleanup on ExxonMobil Land, Amid Corruption Claims and Pollution Fears

DeSmogBlog

Properly plugging and abandoning oil and gas wells is vital to protect the environment and stop methane leaks – but for decades, oil operators have often slipped away without paying to clean up, leaving millions of deteriorating abandoned wells across the U.S. Energy

Methane leak data and campaign to cut emissions

AGreenLiving

Ten major oil companies will now be required to disclose more methane emissions data from the Permian Basin. The House Science Committee decided that the companies must do more to track and decrease the amount of methane contaminating this part of Texas and New Mexico. Already, more than a hundred other countries have promised to slice 30% off their methane emissions by the decade’s end. Methane leak data and campaign to cut emissions.

Oil, gas, emissions and data: a Q&A about innovation

EDF + Business

Virtually eliminating methane emissions is a critical complement to CO2 reductions and essential to bending the curve of greenhouse gas emissions from the oil and gas sector by 2030. Environmental Defense Fund and BP are pursuing a three-year collaboration to advance technologies and practices to reduce methane emissions from the global oil and gas supply chain. Q: Why is reaching near zero methane emissions an important issue for BP and its U.S. By Isabel Mogstad.

Methane Emissions Spiked in 2020. Scientists Fear Feedback Loops

DeSmogBlog

Preliminary data shows that methane emissions jumped in 2020 by the largest amount since systematic record-keeping began decades ago. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said that global methane concentrations shot up by 14.67

German Clean Energy Hub Pivotal To Reducing Reliance Of Russian Gas

R-Squared Energy

The ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the subsequent sanctions against Russia have highlighted Europe’s vulnerability when it comes to energy security. I asked Otto Waterlander, Chief Commercial Officer at TES , how green hydrogen and green gas can both support European energy security in the face of the sanctions on Russia, while also taking a lead to support the EU meet its climate change obligations. Let’s start with your plans for the clean energy hub at The Wilhelmshaven.

Three Regional Clean Energy Companies Graduate from Cleantech San Diego Business Accelerator

CleanTech San Diego

Aquacycl, Kitu Systems, and Nuvve Complete Southern California Energy Innovation Network (SCEIN) Program. The program offers free business services through a consortium of regional partner organizations to help energy entrepreneurs successfully bring their innovations to market.

It’s Time to Cut Methane Emissions

Sustainability Consulting

With the world’s focus on cutting CO2 emissions to slow global warming, cutting methane emissions is often overlooked. But with more potential to warm the planet in the short-term, it’s time to tackle methane gas emissions. Why Focus on Methane?

The defining decade for oil and gas in the energy transition

EDF + Business

Business as usual for the oil and gas industry is over. Investor confidence is flagging just as the talent pool shrinks and competition from cleaner energy sources intensifies. Here’s what to watch for as industry’s defining decade begins. BP methane

Federal methane rollbacks spark new opposition from 12 major utilities

EDF + Business

Backlash continues to grow against the Trump administration’s efforts to deregulate methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. These utilities, who use natural gas produced by oil and gas companies for electricity generation and delivery to commercial and residential consumers, have expressed strong opposition to the proposed regulations , recognizing national standards as the “foundation” of industry efforts to reduce methane emissions. By rvelleu.

CO2 Storage Plans Risk Leaving Future Generations with ‘Carbon Bombs’, Energy Expert Warns

DeSmogBlog

But, as the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis’ energy finance analyst Bruce Robertson told DeSmog, even they “haven’t been able to get it right”. . By Tracy Keeling.

Why we need leadership to close the transferred emissions loophole

EDF + Business

Investors and climate experts are increasingly concerned about one of the energy transition’s biggest loopholes – the transferred emissions problem. Securing large-scale emissions reductions in the real economy – not through accounting exercises – is core to a successful energy transition.

Oil and Gas M&A is Undermining the Energy Transition. It’s time to act.

EDF + Business

The clock is ticking on climate action in the oil and gas industry. To remain in the race to net zero, oil and gas companies must sprint ahead in the energy transition. As a result, monitoring oil & gas GHG emissions could become significantly more difficult in the years ahead.

Back green hydrogen to power clean growth, industry urges government

Business Green

Titled Renewable Hydrogen - Seizing the UK Opportunity , the report calls on the government to back the development of 'green hydrogen' - produced using renewable energy - by supporting the renewable sector as it attempts to replicate the success of the UK's offshore wind industry.

Water industry unveils multi-billion pound 2030 net zero vision

Business Green

Biomethane from sewage, renewable power, peatland restoration, and tree planting feature heavily in Water UK's sweeping new decarbonisation roadmap. Launched today by trade association Water UK, the 10-point plan builds on the sector's net zero pledge, which was announced last year.

Methane Emissions Spiked in 2020. Scientists Fear Feedback Loops

DeSmogBlog

Preliminary data shows that methane emissions jumped in 2020 by the largest amount since systematic record-keeping began decades ago. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said that global methane concentrations shot up by 14.67

Affordable abatement: Sharpen the focus on flaring

EDF + Business

This post first appeared in Energy Monitor. For the oil and gas industry, an early point of focus has been flaring – which largely takes place when natural gas unearthed during oil production is burned as a waste stream. flaring methane net zero commitments

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