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Chathurika Gamage

Manager
  • Climate Aligned Industries

Chathu is a Manager in RMI’s Climate Aligned Industries program, focusing on efforts to reduce emissions from the Oil and Gas sector. In this role, she manages the program’s work on creating a global market for methane emissions certified gas.

Background
Prior to RMI, Chathu worked at Origin Energy, a leading energy provider in Australia. In the Upstream environment, sustainability and operations business units, she managed regional air quality projects, water and brine strategy, contamination response and regulatory approvals. Her expertise covers environment and health risk assessment, O&G emissions profiling and mitigation.

Chathu’s interest in scaling technology for climate and health benefits led her back to University, to focus her graduate research in cost effective energy solutions for rural communities.

Education
M.Sc., Environmental Technology, Imperial College London.

B.Eng., Environmental and Chemical Engineering dual major, University of Queensland.

Location

Boulder, CO

Authored Works
Outlet Blog Post

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…

Outlet Blog Post

The EU Methane Strategy: An Important Step for Our Climate

The European Union has taken a big step toward solidifying plans to become the first climate-neutral continent with the European Commission’s announcement that it is adopting a methane strategy as a part of the European Green Deal. This strategy is a leading effort for more accurate measurement and reporting, as…