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Methane Emissions

Methane, Hog Manure, and a Net-Zero Pledge

Dominion Energy made big news last week with its pledge to go net-zero by 2050. It is one of the largest utilities to make this sort of pledge to date, with roughly the same number of customers as power giant Duke Energy. And this is part of a wave…

BP’s Bold Zero-Carbon Pledge Is Only the Beginning

BP made headlines earlier this week, announcing ten new climate ambitions to bring both its business and the economy it serves toward net zero emissions by 2050, the goal post science dictates is needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. As one of the world’s largest oil…

What Is Methane and Why Does It Matter?

The message from the most recent UN climate report is clear: unless we dramatically reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the world is headed for a temperature rise of far more than 1.5°C above preindustrial levels. Dramatically reducing emissions means cutting at least 32 gigatons of…

Freedom Isn’t Free…of Methane

Last week, the US Department of Energy started referring to natural gas as “molecules of freedom” or “freedom gas,” referring to the ability of natural gas from the United States to provide “a diverse and affordable source of clean energy” for the world. It’s true that natural gas is often…