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For Emissions Monitoring, Satellites Shouldn’t Fly Solo

Monitoring greenhouse gas emissions from space is taking off. While it used to take a decade or more to design, build, and launch a new satellite, it now takes half that time. A proliferation of public- and private-led satellite efforts are becoming operational to measure methane, carbon dioxide, and other…

Colorado Agrees: Routine Flaring and Venting Should Be Anything but Routine

Colorado recently became the second US state to overhaul and tighten gas flaring and venting rules, joining Alaska in prohibiting routine flaring and venting. This means that companies can only legally flare and vent gas during upset conditions and not for longer than 24 hours. Other states are expected…

French Government Puts US Gas Imports on Ice

A move by one of the largest European energy companies shows that both markets and governments are beginning to pay attention to methane emissions and factor them into business decisions. France’s Engie has halted its commitment to a long-term US liquefied natural gas (LNG) import contract with NextDecade Corp estimated…

Climate Intelligence Is Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence and Decision Support Services—a $30 billion plus combination of software and service industries—has enabled dramatic advances in corporate performance. It empowers insight and intelligence-driven strategies and institutional decision-making and offers some of the most powerful tools at our disposal to turn down the global climate change thermostat. To…

RMI Joins Major Oil and Gas Companies to Support Methane Monitoring

At Rocky Mountain Institute, it is not often that we agree with major players in the oil and gas industry, including BP, Equinor, Exxon, and Shell. However, today we must forcefully support the industry in condemning the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to end methane…