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Western Governors: Cutting Oil, Gas Methane Good for States

December 12, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange

Governors and State Health

Recently the Western Governors’ Association joined a growing chorus of groups recognizing the importance of action to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. In addition to being the primary component of the natural gas sold at market, methane is a potent heat-trapping pollutant.[read more]

Many Roads, One Destination: Action on Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas

November 1, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange

Methane Emissions Action

We have enough data to act, and the solutions are clear and achievable today. The EPA has the authority to regulate methane emissions from oil and gas and considering the numerous benefits, we can’t wait to address this threat to our economy, our health, and our climate.[read more]

Call for Action Intensifies from Multiple Directions: EPA Needs to Regulate Methane Pollution from Oil and Gas

October 22, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange

EPA Action on Methane

Cutting methane from the oil and gas sector is particularly important for slowing the rate of climate change. About one-quarter of the warming we are experiencing today is a result of methane, and the oil and gas sector is the largest industrial source of methane emissions in the nation.[read more]

Five Reasons Now is the Time for Federal Standards to Reduce Oil and Gas Methane Emissions

September 24, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange
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Federal Standards on Emissions

This past march, President Obama laid out his Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions, where he announced that the EPA will decide by this fall how best to reduce methane pollution from the oil and gas sector. Here are five reasons why reducing methane is a national priority.[read more]

No False Choices: To Preserve A Livable Climate, We Need To Slash Both CO2 And Methane

July 12, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Cutting Emissions

The bad news is that humanity has dawdled for so long that our only realistic chance to avoid multiple, irreversible, catastrophic climate impacts is to slash both carbon dioxide and the “super pollutants” like methane sharply starting as soon as possible.[read more]

Reducing Methane Emissions Through Technology

June 4, 2014 by Dan Liggett
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Methane emissions have a significant impact on climate change, perhaps a greater impact than even carbon dioxide emissions. Methane is released into the atmosphere from a variety of sources and in a number of ways. But advances in tech provide effective methods to reduce the methane released.[read more]

Is This Why Heat-Trapping Methane Emissions Are On The Rise?

May 6, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Rise of Methane Emissions

A new international study offers a worrisome answer to the question of why global levels of methane — one of the most potent heat-trapping greenhouse gases — have begun rising again in recent years. The study finds that the rise “likely stems from wetland emissions.”[read more]

White House Attacks Heat-Trapping Methane, Second Biggest Climate Pollutant

April 3, 2014 by David Doniger
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The White House recently released its long-awaited Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions. Promised in President Barack Obama's Climate Action Plan last June, the methane strategy is a big step in the right direction to curbing heat-trapping emissions.[read more]

Natural Gas: Not All It's Fracked Up to Be?

December 10, 2013 by Meredith Fowlie

Natural Gas and Energy Worth

Natural gas is currently being touted in a number of circles as a “game changer” and a “bridge to a low carbon economy.” It is an abundant, made-in-America energy source. It is about half as carbon intensive as coal when burned.[read more]

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How Much Methane Is There?

December 3, 2013 by Edward Dodge
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Methane Emissions

There has been a lot of talk this week about a new PNAS study which found much higher levels of methane in the atmosphere than previously estimated. My reaction was that this study was one more piece of evidence that there is a lot of methane out there available to be captured and utilized.[read more]

Natural Gas Reality Check: US Methane Emissions May Exceed Estimates By 50 Percent

November 29, 2013 by Marianne Lavelle

A new study challenges our understanding of natural gas as a clean fuel, and raises new questions about the U.S. energy boom. Sure, natural gas (or methane, its main component) burns with less pollution than coal, but release it directly to the atmosphere and it is a highly potent greenhouse gas.[read more]