Average flaring intensity per barrel is at its highest in five years – even as the IEA's Sustainable Development Scenario says it must fall 90% by 2025.
What gets measured gets managed. Researchers say visibility of oil and gas companies’ methane emissions will unleash the power of markets to slash planet-warming pollution.
The International Energy Agency's net-zero emissions pathway urges policymakers to begin banning the sale of new fossil fuel boilers and furnaces in 2025. Governments should not wait that long.
The EU wants “a quick agreement” with the US on methane emissions. Joe Biden should accept the offer to help assemble a global coalition of countries to slash methane pollution.
The Trump administration was eager to export US shale gas to the rest of the world, including LNG exports to Europe. It remains to be seen whether President Biden will prioritise climate action over short-term economic interests.
New technologies and an eagerness from oil and gas majors to tackle methane leakage mean an EU strategy aimed at tackling the issue is well-timed.
While the goal may be green hydrogen from renewable power, blue hydrogen from natural gas with carbon capture and storage will be a cheaper, faster way to reduce industrial emissions and build demand for clean hydrogen over the next ten years.