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Climate Intelligence

Why We Need to Standardize Emissions Tracing to Get to Net Zero

When it comes to fighting climate change, we don’t have time for false starts—in the decisive decade, we have to get it right the first time around. That knowledge has guided our work building the COMET Framework, together with our partners at MIT’s Sustainable Supply Chains Initiative, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, and the Colorado School of Mines.

Russia is Heating Up—Cutting Methane from Oil and Gas is the Cure

Few have heard of Taymyr, a northern Russian province located at the mouth of the Arctic Ocean. Here, land temperatures have already hurdled past a perilous point by about 4.5°C since 1960. Despite these alarming numbers, Taymyr is also where Russia is planning to build fifteen new towns, a…

It’s Time for California to Face Its Dirty Oil Problem

A ruptured oil pipeline off the coast of Orange County, California, has spilled as much as 126,000 gallons of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean, closing beaches and threatening wildlife. The spill—the state’s largest in almost three decades—emanated from a damaged pipeline that carries oil to shore from an…

Climate TRACE Lifts the Veil on Oil and Gas Emissions

When it comes to climate, oil and gas are the 800-pound gorilla in the room. The production and refining processes for oil and gas account for about one-tenth of human-made greenhouse gases (GHGs), making the sector one of the world’s largest emitters. But it is far less clear where in…