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Study Shows Progress On Methane Leaks, But Emissions Problems Remain

April 3, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange

Addressing Methane Leaks

The most important takeaway from a recent study is that despite improvements, large amounts of methane continue to leak from local natural gas systems. Because methane is a potent greenhouse gas, these yearly emissions are comparable to the CO2 from as many as 19 coal-fired power plants.[read more]

The UT Methane Studies: Critique and Response

March 6, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange

Methane Study Response

People paying close attention to the growing body of research on methane emissions from the oil and gas industry may note of a recent exchange in Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) between Mr. Touché Howard and a team of scientists lead by Dr. David Allen of the University of Texas.[read more]

Chart: Look How Much Water the Energy Sector Wastes

June 25, 2014 by Katherine Tweed
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Energy Sector Water Waste

The United States Department of Energy has turned its focus to the water-energy nexus as the sectors start to see the impact of climate change. The DoE's findings are hardly novel. There are huge inefficiencies in how water is used and great regional variability.[read more]

Revisiting a Questionable Study on Shale Gas and Methane Leaks

May 9, 2014 by Steve Everley

For those who pay attention to the question over “methane leakage” from shale development, it was hard to ignore headlines describing research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which looked at emissions data from a series of flyovers in southwest Pennsylvania.[read more]

Monitoring Atmospheric Carbon [VIDEO]

March 18, 2014 by Tom Schueneman
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Studying Atmospheric Carbon

Dr. Paul Fraser of the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) explains how he and his team monitor atmospheric CO2 concentrations globally. Beginning in 1974, CSIRO was one of the first non-American organization to measure CO2 in the atmosphere.[read more]