Slamming the Brakes on Climate Super Pollutants
Is there still time to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees C, the aspirational aim of the Paris Agreement? This week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its take on that question.
EPA Publishes Paper on Health Impacts of Oil and Gas Air Pollution
EPA scientists recently published a paper documenting serious and widespread human health impacts from the pollution dumped in the air by the US oil and gas industry.
Mexico Issues Proposed Standards to Curb Methane Pollution from the Oil and Gas Industry
Today, Mexico proposed enforceable standards for the Mexican oil and gas sector that, when fully implemented, could cut methane pollution from the oil and gas industry by 40-45 percent.
Mexico is Stepping Up to Lead the Fight Against Methane Pollution
Mexico has joined a growing number of countries and state/provincial governments with the issuance of proposed enforceable methane standards for the Mexican oil and gas sector.
Lessons Learned in Reducing Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector
After carbon dioxide, methane is the second most important climate pollutant, with a potency over eighty times that of CO2 over a 20-year period.
New Analysis Equates the Climate Benefits of Cost-Effective Oil and Gas Methane Reductions to Shuttering China’s Entire Coal-Fired Power Plant Fleet
Yesterday, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released a preview of the World Energy Outlook 2017, noting that harnessing cost-effective reductions of methane from the oil and gas sector would have the same climate benefit as closing down every coal-fired power plant in China.
Canada Takes a Big Step Forward on Cutting Methane Pollution
On May 25, Catherine McKenna, the Minister for Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) announced the next phase of Canada’s efforts to address the needless waste of natural gas by cutting methane pollution from the country’s oil and gas sector.