EU’s Bold Move: New Law Targets Methane Emissions in Fossil Fuel Sector

The EU has struck a deal to force the fossil fuel industry to rein in dangerous methane pollution.

Under the proposed law, the first of its kind, coal, oil and gas companies would be required to report their methane emissions and take steps to avoid them. The measures include finding and fixing leaks and limiting wasteful practices such as venting and flaring gas by 2027.

Methane has more than 80 times the global heating power of carbon dioxide over 20 years but does not last as long in the atmosphere. Cutting methane emissions is a cheap and easy way to stop extreme weather from growing more violent in the short term. Read More

News Credit: The Guardian

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