Methane, manure and a net-zero pledge

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Methane Renewable EnergyBy addressing a gas that can super-charge warming, Dominion Energy is breaking new ground. And its plans hinge on an unusual source of power.

Antarctica's seafloor is leaking methane, scientists confirm

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For the first time, scientists have confirmed that methane leaking is from Antarctica's sea bed. They say the methane is likely escaping into the atmosphere

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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.

Protected: Private Equity Methane Solutions Summit

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Cow Burps – Cattle Industry Poised To Lead The Way To A Cooler Earth By Reducing Methane Content

Jim Conca

Davis shows a dramatic reduction in cattle methane emissions using red seaweed as a feed supplement while significantly reducing the cost of feed. A new study out of U.C.

EU methane policy recommendations

EDF + Business

Methane: Europe’s missing link for effective energy decarbonization. and Algeria, countries with sizeable methane emissions. This provides the EU with significant leverage when it comes to tackling emissions from the upstream segment, which is where the biggest part of the methane problem lies. Many key stakeholders have already come to understand the importance of a regulated methane performance standard underpinned by robust, science-based assurance.

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. Andrew: What is EIG’s future strategy for methane management?

Peak methane? IEA urges oil and gas sector to plug methane leakage

Business Green

Methane update reveals that reduced demand for oil and gas during the pandemic's shutdown of industry and travel saw methane emissions drop 10 per cent in 2020. Companies have also touted sizeable new investment programmes to detect and fix methane leaks.

Duke Energy Pledges to Eliminate Methane Emissions From Natural Gas Business by 2030

GreenTechMedia

Methane leakage from natural gas pipelines. Duke's new methane targets are focused on its natural gas distribution businesses, including Piedmont Natural Gas in the Southeast and its Duke Energy gas business in the Midwest.

Industry first liquid bio methane offering

Envirotec Magazine

It is produced during the anaerobic digestion (AD) process, which breaks down organic matter (such as food, sewage sludge or animal waste) to produce methane-rich biogas. Flogas Britain – a major supplier of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) – has added liquid biomethane (Bio-LNG) to its off-grid energy supply, marking what is said to be the industry’s first Bio-LNG solution for commercial and industrial operations.

Can a new wave of laser and aerial imagery technologies slash methane emissions?

GreenBiz

Along Colorado’s Front Range, researchers are working to develop new ways of detecting methane leaks, using everything from lasers to light aircraft to drones. Their technologies could curb a potent contributor to climate change, while saving industry billions of dollars in lost gas

Access to capital shrinks if oil and companies ignore methane, says Quantum private equity

EDF + Business

EDF recently hosted a virtual summit for private equity firms Quantum Energy Partners and EIG Global Energy Partners to engage their portfolio companies, which include more than 50 producer and midstream companies on the business importance of methane mitigation.

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.

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. Eliminating methane standards would increase risk to each part of this foundation, making this proposed rollback a prime opportunity for risk-conscious executives and investors to speak out this fall.

Brighton firm to develop new landfill methane emission monitoring intelligence platform

Envirotec Magazine

The University will develop a feasibility study and test approaches for the satellite detection of methane emissions at landfill sites, and for the satellite detection of vegetation health changes in the proximity of landfills due to accidents or mismanagement.

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.

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. Methane is the main ingredient in natural gas, and the global oil and gas industry leaks more than $34 billion of natural gas annually. Many of the solutions used to detect methane leaks today were designed for U.S.

Scientists concerned by ‘record high’ global methane emissions

Eco-Business

China, and South Asia and Oceania were some of the regions that saw the largest increase in methane emissions, jumping to as much as 15 million tonnes between the 2000-06 average and 2017, a new report has found

EU methane satellites could help push companies to cut emissions

Business Green

Brussels is gearing up to use its satellites to spot and track global methane emission hotspots, writes Andrew Warren. Importers, consumers will want to know: 'Is my gas free of methane leaks?'". Beyond methane. Methane is only the beginning.

New Satellite Data Reveals Dangerous Methane Emissions in Permian Region

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 6 mins New research based on satellite data confirms that the oil and gas industry in the Permian region of Texas and New Mexico is leaking record amounts of methane. The new research published in the journal Science Advances found that methane emissions in the Permian Basin were equivalent to 3.7 percent of the total methane produced by the oil and gas industry there. Tags: Bridge Fuel methane natural gas emissions Permian

This Loophole in New Mexico's Methane Rules Is a Gift to Big Oil and Gas

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 10 mins In October, New Mexico announced new rules that propose slashing the massive volumes of methane which the oil and gas industry is releasing into the atmosphere. Tags: New Mexico methane regulations Hilcorp Jeffrey Hildebrand

Digital methane management: an industry perspective

EDF + Business

US $30 billion worth of methane released into the atmosphere each year. With US $30 billion worth of methane released into the atmosphere each year from industry, many of the world’s largest publicly traded oil and gas companies, and select national oil companies and independents, have started taking steps towards setting and achieving methane reduction targets for their operations. What are the top drivers for methane management for your organization? %

The Fracking Industry's Methane Problem Is a Climate Problem

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 9 mins While carbon dioxide — deservedly — gets a bad rap when it comes to climate change, about 40 percent of global warming actually can be attributed to the powerful greenhouse gas methane, according to the 2013 IPCC report. This makes addressing methane emissions critical to stopping additional warming, especially in the near future. Methane is shorter-lived in the atmosphere but 85 times more potent than carbon dioxide over a 20 year period. .

Hitting the mark: improving the credibility of industry methane data

EDF + Business

Methane emissions challenge the global oil and gas industry and the role and reputation of natural gas in a decarbonizing world. Credibly demonstrating near zero methane emissions is both an imperative and a competitive differentiator for companies in the early phases of the energy transition. However, the oil and gas industry has a methane emissions data problem. This report outlines an enhanced approach to measuring and reporting methane emissions.

Recent Deals – 29 April: Food Ordering, Methane Monitoring and Logistics

CleanTech Group

Looking for investment insight? Here’s your overview of the latest cleantech deals from across the globe. Agriculture & Food Fast-growing provider of ordering. Agriculture & Food Energy & Power Materials & Chemicals Recent Deals Resources & Environment Transportation and Logistics #cleantech investment Cleantech deals

As Feds Step Back, New Mexico Steps Up With Tough Methane Rule

Forbes Green Tech

Earlier this month, the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division (OCD) and its parent agency the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD), released its final proposed waste-reduction rule, which would require oil and gas operators to capture 98% of the natural gas they produced by 2026.

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.

Can drones and camera technology help plug BP's methane leaks?

Business Green

Oil giant is introducing round-the-clock monitoring of methane leaks at its new oil and gas projects using a raft of cutting-edge technologies in what it claims is an industry first

Fracking and Shale Drilling Caused Spike in Climate-Warming Methane Pollution, Says New Study

DeSmogBlog

Pollution of the powerful but short-lived greenhouse gas methane also climbed in 2018, showing an increase “higher than the average growth rate over the past decade,” the report adds. A new Cornell University study published today in the scientific journal Biogeosciences helps to explain what sparked the surge in those methane concentrations, both here in the U.S. Tags: Robert Howarth methane fracking venting flaring Permian Basin Bakken Shale

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. BP has invested $5m in cloud-based analytics software company Satelytics through its venture capital arm, as the oil giant continues its drive to deploy a suite of methane-detecting technologies to combat climate-harming greenhouse gas leaks across its fossil gas activities.

What science is saying about methane pollution, and how the world is finally listening

EDF Voices

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Antarctica’s seafloor is leaking methane, scientists confirm

AGreenLiving

For the first time, scientists have confirmed that methane leaking is from Antarctica’s sea bed. They say the methane is likely escaping into the atmosphere. According to the EPA, in 2018, methane accounted for about 10% of U.S. Scientists believe that immense quantities of methane are stored under Antarctica’s seafloor. Related: Antarctica reaches record high temperature Decaying, thousands-of-years-old algae deposits likely create the methane.

Methane, manure and a net-zero pledge

AGreenLiving

Go here to read the rest: Methane, manure and a net-zero pledge. By addressing a gas that can super-charge warming, Dominion Energy is breaking new ground. And its plans hinge on an unusual source of power. Business Green breaking-new design-their dominion for-the its-plans- pvh renewable energy social responsibility supply-chain unusual-source

Pipe upgrade project set to slash methane footprint of Britain's gas network

Business Green

The current iron pipes carry methane-based natural gas. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas with global warming potential that is 21 times greater than that of CO2.

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.

Beyond vegan burgers: next-generation protein could come from air, methane, volcanic springs

Eco-Business

Products in development combine cutting-edge technology and age-old fermentation processes with the aim of reducing agriculture's massive carbon footprint

'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.

Natural gas leaks are a much bigger problem than we thought

Grist

But before that happens, leaks from across the natural gas supply chain — from the drilling process to gas stoves — can unintentionally vent methane into the atmosphere. That’s especially bad news, since methane is roughly 25 times more potent a greenhouse gas than CO2. And, according to a new study in Geophysical Research Letters , natural gas infrastructure is leaking a whole lot more methane than previously suspected.

EPA loosens restrictions on methane emissions

Inhabitat - Innovation

As President Trump’s term comes to an end, his administration has busily rolled back Obama-era environmental protections

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.