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With a unique alignment of interests, now is the time to address methane emissions

Jeff Kupfer writes in UtilityDive about the need to address methane emissions.

The C3 Take
  • Methane is a greenhouse gas that is 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
  • U.S. energy producers have been able to steadily reduce its methane emissions. According to one trade group, seven of the top natural gas producers have seen their methane emissions decline by 66% since 2011.
  • As the EPA looks to implement regulations to reign in methane, it should work with industry to ensure that its new rules support innovation and American energy production.

“There is no doubt that methane emissions present a serious environmental threat. And given the significant role of natural gas in electricity generation for decades to come, it is reasonable for EPA to promulgate new regulations. With a bit more tailoring, there can be a consensus regulatory structure that allows for the responsible development of domestic resources, the protection of our environment today, and the achievement of our climate goals.”

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