Methane Emissions Under-Reported, Study Claims

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Methane is a potent greenhouse gas. Climate Change Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Methane methane emissions University of RochesterLimiting how much escapes into the atmosphere could slow the pace of global heating.

New Way To See How Much Methane Is Being Released From Arctic Lakes

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There's a new way to see how much methane is being released from Arctic lakes. Climate Change Research Science alaska Antarctica Arctic lakes methane bubbles methane emissions permafrost synthetic aperture radar thermokarst University of Alaska Fairbanks

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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

Oil Majors Dump Millions Of Cubic Feet Of Methane Directly Into The Atmosphere

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Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Oil BP ExxonMobil flaring Greenpeace methane emissions UnearthedWhile the major oil companies are saying pretty words about reducing emissions that promote a warming climate, in practice they are actually adding more pollution to the atmosphere than ever.

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.

EU methane policy recommendations

EDF + Business

Methane: Europe’s missing link for effective energy decarbonization. and Algeria, countries with sizeable methane emissions. Many key stakeholders have already come to understand the importance of a regulated methane performance standard underpinned by robust, science-based assurance.

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.

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

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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.

Four ways EPA methane rollbacks threaten American natural gas

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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.

Energy Watch Group Says Natural Gas Is A Death Sentence For The Earth

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Germany's Energy Watch Group says the methane emissions from natural gas are worse for the environment than carbon emissions from burning coal or oil. Coal Fossil Fuels Natural Gas coal Energy Watch Group Leave it in the ground methane emissions Natural gas

Scientists concerned by ‘record high’ global methane emissions

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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

Donnie Dim Bulb Channels David Koch To Save The Incandescent Light Bulb

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Just for fun, the EPA also wants to roll back methane capture regulations even though energy companies oppose the move. Energy Efficiency Fossil Fuels Policy & Politics EPA Incandescent light bulb methane regulations NRDC

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

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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. Q: Why is reaching near zero methane emissions an important issue for BP and its U.S. By Isabel Mogstad.

New Satellite Data Reveals Dangerous Methane Emissions in Permian Region

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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. percent of the total methane produced by the oil and gas industry there.

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

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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.

Digital methane management: an industry perspective

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US $30 billion worth of methane released into the atmosphere each year. This survey aims to identify the role digital technologies can play in managing methane emissions. What are the top drivers for methane management for your organization? %

Turning Landfill Gas Into Renewable Natural Gas

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Landfill gas is created by landfills, which account for 16% of the human-caused (anthropogenic) methane emissions in America. Biofuels Natural Gas Water landfill gas Methane renewable natural gas wastewater treatment plants

Hitting the mark: improving the credibility of industry methane data

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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.

The Fracking Industry's Methane Problem Is a Climate Problem

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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.

Sustainable Paper’s Best Kept Secret: Biogas

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Clean Power Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Biogas Gas landfill biogas landfill gas Methane Papermaking Rolland thermalHaving spent 17 years working at a paper plant in a wide variety of roles, I am passionate about finding and sharing solutions for industries built around fossil fuels.

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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

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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

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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. Tags: Robert Howarth methane fracking venting flaring Permian Basin Bakken Shale

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

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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.

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. 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.

BP and Environmental Defense Fund Collaborate to Reduce Methane Emissions

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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.

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

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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. Q: Why is reaching near zero methane emissions an important issue for BP and its U.S. By Isabel Mogstad.

Methane, manure and a net-zero pledge

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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

Natural gas leaks are a much bigger problem than we thought

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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.

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

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

Bristol's buses aims to beat emissions with new bio-methane filling station

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The new facility is the second bio-methane filling station to be opened by operator First West of England in the space of a year. Bio-methane powered buses cut greenhouse gases by more than 85 per cent, research shows.

Federal methane rollbacks spark new opposition from 12 major utilities

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Backlash continues to grow against the Trump administration’s efforts to deregulate methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. But for many utilities the risks posed by supply chain methane emissions continue to be significantly underestimated. By rvelleu.

How Bad Are Oil and Gas Methane Leaks?

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For the last decade, researchers have become increasingly alarmed about methane emissions from fracking operations. A recent Wall Street Journal analysis found yearly methane emissions are equivalent to putting 69 million cars on the road.

C.O.B Tuesday – a conversation about ESG

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Ben Ratner and Tudor Pickering CEO Maynard Holt have a wide-ranging conversation about the investors/ESG, energy transition, flaring, methane and Environmental Defense Fund’s pragmatic approach. ESG flaring investment methane sustainable energy

Buckle Up: Methane Monitoring is Going Mobile

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A “better, faster, cheaper” methane leak detection solution used to be an elusive unicorn of the oil and gas industry. Yet, since EDF commenced its methane innovation work in 2014, there has been a mass proliferation of innovative methane detection companies, big and small.

Governor Cuomo Rejects The Williams Pipeline — #CleanEnergyWillWin

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Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Policy & Politics Andrew Cuomo Clean Water Act Donald Trump Fracking Methane New York NYC Williams PipelineThe Williams Pipeline was just rejected by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

How Rolland Paper leverages biogas for a closed-loop future

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Sponsored: This National Energy Awareness Month, Rolland Paper highlights its use of landfill methane to power its mill. Alternative Energy Biofuels Renewable Energy Rolland Sponsored Waste Waste Management

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

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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. See more here: Can a new wave of laser and aerial imagery technologies slash methane emissions? Their technologies could curb a potent contributor to climate change, while saving industry billions of dollars in lost gas.

New hydrogen production tech could reduce CO2 pollution

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For many years, hydrogen production has proven costly to the environment, as industrial hydrogen production uses partial methane oxidation and fossil gasification A recent publication in the journal Angewandte Chemie brings attention to an improved way of generating clean hydrogen.

Tackling flaring: Learnings from leading Permian operators

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innovation methane technologyNatural gas flaring has been a long-time concern for the oil & gas industry. In a decarbonizing world and increasingly competitive energy industry, eliminating routine flaring is critical to minimize climate impact and curtail economic waste.