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Mixed momentum on methane mitigation

GreenBiz

It’s been a year since the Global Methane Pledge promised action to reduce emissions by 30 percent between 2020 and 2030, but few countries have formally introduced policies

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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.

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Methane Emissions in Animal Agriculture

EDF + Business

Reducing methane now is one of the fastest ways to slow global warming in the near term, and a critical part of avoiding the worst consequences of climate change. Agricultural emissions from livestock and rice are approximately 40% of human-caused global methane emissions.

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Methane solutions offer down payment on our climate future

GreenBiz

Methane is a greenhouse gas that isn't talked about enough but needs to be addressed

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Methane, manure and a net-zero pledge

GreenBiz

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.

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Driving Down Methane: What Food & Agriculture Companies Should Do Now

GreenBiz

Reducing agricultural methane emissions is critical to meeting global climate targets. This is especially true for many food and agriculture companies who sell meat and dairy, as over one-third of U.S.

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Danone commits to cut dairy methane emissions in partnership with farmers and EDF

EDF + Business

The global dairy company Danone is taking a big step forward by pledging to work with its farmer suppliers to reduce methane emissions from its fresh milk supply chain by 30% by 2030. . This is the first methane-specific climate pledge from a food or agriculture company.

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Antarctica's seafloor is leaking methane, scientists confirm

Inhabitat - Innovation

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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Methane’s life, death, and secret second life

Grist

As you cruise through this tiny world, you pass more than 400,000 nitrogen molecules, 100,000 oxygen molecules, 219 carbon dioxide molecules, before you find what you’re looking for: a single molecule of methane. Methane is one of the most powerful yet misunderstood greenhouse gasses on Earth.

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Travel emissions drop added to lockdown methane surge, says new research

Envirotec Magazine

More than half of the 50 per cent jump in methane’s growth rate between 2019 and 2020 was the result of reduced emissions from road transport, railways and planes during lockdowns, the study found. ppb rise in methane growth rate in 2020, reduced transport emissions led to a 2.9

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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.

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The world gets serious about cutting methane pollution

EDF Voices

The urgency of tackling methane is finally being recognized at the highest levels — and new satellite-based tools are coming to make that possible. Here’s how we got to this Methane Moment

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Here's what to make of the COP26 methane moment

GreenBiz

The fight to reduce the powerful super pollutant is already underway, with the focus on agriculture, landfill management and industrial emissions

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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.

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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.

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Methane in the spotlight

Eco-Business

In the context of climate change, initiatives towards reducing methane emissions have often been side-lined, so why is it that methane is now taking the centre stage

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Petronas joins methane emissions reporting group

Eco-Business

The Malaysian oil and gas company is galvanising efforts to slash methane emissions on its path to decarbonisation

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Sensitive methane sensing on a budget?

Envirotec Magazine

Researchers have developed a new sensor that they suggest could allow practical and low cost detection of low concentrations of methane gas. Measuring methane emissions is important because the gas contributes to global warming and air pollution.

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Methane action at National Oil Companies

EDF + Business

As the largest producers of oil and gas globally, National Oil Companies are critical stakeholders to achieving deep cuts in global methane emissions. climate leadership methane net zero commitments

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Measuring methane at landfill sites using drones

Envirotec Magazine

Viridor is working with UAV expert High Compliance, to understand the flight characteristics required for effective methane emissions surveys. The company has established a project team to plan a series of methane measurement surveys across several UK sites.

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Methane, water, birds, pollution — how can rice farmers tackle trade-offs?

GreenBiz

Kellogg is working with rice farmers to introduce a new sustainable flooding method that would substantially decrease emissions but also protect bird habitat

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UN’s MARS program launches methane detection into the Space Age

EDF Voices

Satellite data are revolutionizing the way we track methane emissions — and can help drive emissions down, slowing global warming

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Investor Guide to Proposed EPA Methane Regulations

EDF + Business

EPA proposed new regulations to reduce methane and other harmful air pollution from new and existing sources in the oil and natural gas industry. New EPA rules would significantly reduce methane emissions from oil and gas facilities. EPA finance flaring investment methane regulation

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Reducing methane will help hit the brakes on runaway global warming

EDF Voices

Unless we act, methane will do more to warm the planet than the burning of fossil fuels in the next decade

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Measurements show huge methane peaks in the atmosphere after the Nord Stream leaks

Envirotec Magazine

The methane leak resulting from the damage to the Nord Stream gas lines in the Baltic Sea is estimated to be equal to the size of a whole year’s methane emissions of a country like Denmark or a city the size of Paris.

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Methane, a threat and an opportunity

Eco-Business

The rapid growth of methane emissions has alarmed scientists, but their short lifespan means cuts would rapidly reduce the gas’s contribution to warming

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Protected: Private Equity Methane Solutions Summit

EDF + Business

To view it please enter your password below: Password: investment methane private equityThis content is password protected.

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Joint Action: ?Catalyzing Methane Emission Reduction at Oil and Gas Joint Ventures?

EDF + Business

ESG By EDF: Actionable Insights for a Decarbonizing World Joint Action: Catalyzing Methane Emission Reduction at Oil and Gas Joint Ventures Supermajors’ targets to reduce methane emissions apply only to assets they operate directly. Methane Action at National Oil Companies.

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Report: Methane from coal mines 'can double steel's climate impact'

Business Green

The report estimates methane leaked during the extraction of coal for use in steel manufacturing has an annual climate impact equivalent to almost 900 million tonnes of CO2, which is more than double Germany's entire annual CO2 emissions.

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Protected: Investor Guide to Company Comments on Proposed EPA Methane Standards

EDF + Business

To view it please enter your password below: Password: emissions flaring investor engagement methane net zero commitmentsThis content is password protected.

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

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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.

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Sponsored Content: Methane detector has leaks covered

Envirotec Magazine

The SEM5000 is a portable methane detector specially designed for landfill surface emissions monitoring, reporting and detecting potential leaks at wellheads and surface penetrations. The laser technology allows the device to scan the sample spectrum and identify methane (CH4) only.

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To Meet Sustainability Goals, Food Companies Need To Slash Methane

EDF + Business

For companies that produce, process or sell beef, pork and/or dairy, there’s an often overlooked, invisible source of climate pollution lurking in the supply chain: methane. While some food and agricultural companies are making progress on methane, there’s still a long way to go.

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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. The technology allows detection of methane from leaks from up to 300 feet away in a vehicle moving at 55 mph.

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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.

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Methane is the climate opportunity food companies can’t afford to miss

EDF + Business

Reducing methane now is the fastest way to slow global warming in the near term and a critical part of avoiding the worst consequences of climate change. methane emissions , is taking steps to address its impacts, with more companies setting climate targets and net zero pledges.

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Newly discovered catalyst offers solution for methane

Inhabitant

Researchers have found and tested a catalyst that could convert methane gas into valuable compounds. A study in Nature Catalysis says the catalyst will be able not only to convert methane but also develop industrially vital compounds. These findings provide an option for combatting methane's harmful greenhouse effects

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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.

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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.

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The other greenhouse gas: UN report sets the record straight on methane

Grist

Most of the time carbon dioxide gets all the attention as the most villainous of greenhouse gasses, and the industries that pollute the atmosphere with methane would like to keep it that way. And part of that new emphasis is on methane,” Hayek said.

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An Investor’s Guide to the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership

EDF + Business

For net-zero committed financiers, reducing methane emissions from oil and gas operations represents the single fastest, most cost-effective way to slow the rate of warming now. corporate leadership methane net zero oil

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Carbon Mapper Launches Satellite Program to Pinpoint Methane and CO2 Super Emitters

Planet Pulse

In addition, the Carbon Mapper consortium announced its plan to deploy a ground-breaking hyperspectral satellite constellation with the ability to pinpoint, quantify and track point-source methane and CO 2 emissions. To read the press release in full, click here.

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