methane emissions reduction News

  • European consortium to combat methane emissions

    The Centre for Carbon Measurement at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is leading a European consortium to develop and test new methane measurement instruments for shale gas extraction, municipal waste water treatment plants and gas distribution. The consortium includes Cuadrilla Resources, Veolia Environnement and National Grid. Climate-KIC, Europe's largest public-private innovation ...

  • Methane to markets partnership spurs global GHG reductions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a new report that shows the international Methane to Markets (M2M) Partnership has significantly reduced methane emissions. In 2008, U.S.-supported M2M projects delivered methane emissions reductions of more than 26 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent, roughly the annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 4.7 million ...

  • International partnership opens doors to methane reductions in India

    At an event in Ranchi, India, the US Environmental Protection Agency, in cooperation with the Government of India and other US federal partners, launched a new Methane to Markets information center that will help India reduce methane emissions and aid in the global fight against climate change. The Coal Mine Methane/Coalbed Methane (CMM/CBM) Clearinghouse is the first of its kind in India and ...

  • A realistic reduction in CO2 emissions in Denmark

    A report that COWI is about to publish for the Danish Environment Protection Agency confirms that it would be realistic to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60-70% without reducing standards of living. The weekly magazine Ingeniøren quotes Mikkel Kromann, environmental economist at COWI, as saying that it would be possible to reach 60-70% but it requires changes in the organization of Danish ...


  • EPA Announces New Rules to Cut Methane Emissions

    EPA’s new rules aimed at the gas and oil industry face obstacles.  CPI has been working in the gas and oil industry for many years now and we have seen a trend for the use of more efficient air pollution control systems, less open flaring, and a keen awareness of GHG reduction tactics.  Our industry insiders support positive impacts to the environment regardless of added ...

  • UK landfill methane emissions among the highest in Europe

    Methane emissions from UK landfill sites were among the highest of any EU15 country in 2008, a European Environment Agency (EEA) report warns. The European Union greenhouse gas inventory 1990–2008 and inventory report 2010, which sought to assess whether EU countries are on target to meet Kyoto Protocol emissions targets, found that in 2008, UK landfill contributed 20,150 gigagrams (gg) of ...

  • US aims to cut methane emissions by nearly half

    The Obama administration is putting the energy industry on notice that it intends to curb methane emissions by nearly half through regulations affecting oil and gas production. A broad, preliminary plan - expected to be unveiled this week - aims to cut emissions 40-45 percent by 2025 compared with 2012 levels. Reductions are to come from a mix of voluntary steps by industry and regulations from ...


    By Associated Press

  • A Path to Reduce Methane Emissions from Gas Systems

    The United States is now the world’s largest producer of natural gas. This natural gas revolution is driving economic growth across the country, lowering energy prices and creating jobs. It has also contributed to an American manufacturing renaissance. As the President noted in the State of the Union address, American businesses plan to invest almost $100 billion in new factories that use ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Tetra Tech Awarded EPA Methane Emissions Reduction Contracts Valued at More Than $32 Million Combined

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that it has been awarded two contracts to support the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its efforts to reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas and potential source of clean energy. The first is a five-year, $22 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to provide technical and ...


    By Tetra Tech

  • Blue Sphere Corporation Announces Entry into Agricultural Methane Reduction in the United States

    LONDON - Blue Sphere Corporation (OTCBB: BLSP) (the "Company" or “Blue Sphere”), a company in the Cleantech sector as an Emission Reduction project integrator, is pleased to announce that the Company has started to implement its plan to enter the agricultural methane reduction business in the United States by establishing its new subsidiary, Blue Sphere U.S.A. Inc. Blue Sphere is ...


    By Blue Sphere Corporation

  • The methane to markets partnership is now the global methane initiative!

    In October 2010 U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Mexico Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada invited delegations from all Partner countries to Mexico City, to launch an expanded effort to accelerate global methane reductions. Thirty-eight governments, the European Commission, the Asian Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank ...


  • Poland Joins Methane to Markets

    (Washington, D.C.) Poland became the 19th country to join the Methane to Markets partnership, the international initiative that promotes the recovery and use of methane as a source of clean energy. The partnership extended membership to Poland during its steering committee meeting today in Rome.  'The Bush Administration is meeting unparalleled financial, international and domestic ...

  • Tetra Tech Awarded $19.7 Million Contract to Support EPA Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program - Program Aims to Reduce Methane Emissions from Landfills

    PASADENA, Calif. - Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that it has been awarded a five-year, $19.7 million contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) landfill methane outreach program. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that, when properly managed and captured, can be used to fuel power plants, manufacturing facilities, vehicles, and homes. The EPA’s ...


    By Tetra Tech

  • Lowering methane emissions by 40–45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025.

    You can read the entire press release here. However, here are some of the major take-a-ways U.S. oil production is at the highest level in nearly 30 years, and the U.S. is also now the largest natural gas producer in the world.  The reason for all the attention ...

  • B&W Calls on U.S. EPA to Limit Methane Emissions From Landfills

    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (B&W) (NYSE:BW) has provided formal comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed emissions rules for municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills, calling for more stringent limits on emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas that plays a role in climate change. ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox

  • EPA hears widely different views on methane emission threat

    Over-regulating methane emissions could discourage the use of environment-friendly natural gas, an energy industry representative told the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday. However, a former Colorado air quality official countered that such controls would be a cost-effective way to fight climate change. The EPA heard radically different views as it opened public hearings in Denver on ...


    By Associated Press

  • Methane-powered tractor could cut farmers` costs, emissions

    Luca Remmert's dream of running a self-sustainable farm is within sight. He produces energy from corn and grain near the northern Italian city of Turin and hopes in the not too distant future to run all of his eight tractors on methane generated at the farm. Remmert's 450-hectare (1,100-acre) La Bellotta farm has been testing a second-generation prototype of what will be the first tractor to run ...


    By Associated Press

  • Thirty-six governments to meet in Mexico on greenhouse gas reductions, clean energy / administrator Jackson, Ministers to advance cooperation on methane reductions (HQ)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will join ministers from the Methane to Markets Partnership countries in Mexico City on Oct. 1. At the meeting, the United States will work with partner nations to encourage global action to reduce methane emission sources and identify possible additional resources to achieve this goal. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas ...

  • The European Commission Joins Methane to Markets

    (Washington, D.C. – September 24, 2007) The Methane to Markets Partnership marked a major milestone this week as the European Commission became its 21st partner. Methane to Markets is a public-private partnership that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by promoting the cost-effective, near-term recovery and use of methane, while providing clean energy to markets around the world. The addition of ...

  • Poland Looks to Join Methane Partnership

    The Republic of Poland officially has requested to become a member of the international Methane to Markets Partnership. Poland would join the ...

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