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New satellites can mitigate methane’s outsize impact on climate change

Jeff St. John of Canary Media writes about MethaneSat and Carbon Mapper, two companies that are tracking methane emissions.

The C3 Take
  • Methane emissions, while significantly more damaging than CO2 emissions, stay in the atmosphere for only nine years.
  • MethaneSat and Carbon Mapper are using satellites to track and stop methane emissions.
  • Tracking methane emissions can help oil and gas companies reduce their emissions and reach climate goals.
  • Through private-sector innovation, we are unlocking new ways to improve the health of the planet.

“MethaneSat will be able to capture leaks as low as 5 kilograms per hour per square kilometer — and ‘if there’s an oil and gas producing area that’s leaking less than that, you’re doing really, really well’ in preventing typical emissions, he said.”

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