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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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EU closer to enforcing rules on methane emissions in the energy sector

Envirotec Magazine

The EU looks ready to enforce new regulations aimed at curbing methane emissions in the energy sector, for the first time. On 15 November, the European Council and Parliament reached a provisional political agreement on a regulation aimed at tracking and reducing methane emissions in the energy sector. A coal power plant In Poland.

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'There is just no excuse': Why do methane emissions remain 'stubbornly high'?

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IEA warns that methane emissions from the global energy sector fell only fractionally last year, despite projects to cut methane leaks providing hugely attractive returns on investment.

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Exploring underwater methane sources with mass spectrometry

Envirotec Magazine

In December 2022 the research vessel Polarstern explored methane sources in the South Atlantic using an underwater mass spectrometer. Enormous amounts of methane are trapped in the ocean floor worldwide. Methane is a harmful greenhouse gas. The higher the data density, the more accurate the mapping of methane sources.

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Wastewater sector emits nearly twice as much methane as previously thought

Envirotec Magazine

Municipal wastewater treatment plants emit nearly double the amount of methane into the atmosphere than scientists previously believed, according to new research from Princeton University. If the results from those 63 plants are representative, actual methane emissions from wastewater treatment facilities across the U.S.

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Why methane is a large and underestimated threat to climate goals

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Scientists say governments aren't factoring in the big short-term impact of rising methane emissions in meeting mid-century climate targets.

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Global methane map to launch at COP28

Envirotec Magazine

An open-access Methane Map will be launched at COP28 in a bid to accelerate abatement of this greenhouse gas, considered second only to CO2 as a cause of global warming. Environmental intelligence company Kayrros will launch the live map, which draws insights from its flagship Methane Watch product. Doing so would have a huge impact.

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