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…
Frances (Fran) is a Senior Associate with RMI’s Climate Intelligence program. She supports the Institute’s efforts to reduce methane emissions from the global oil and gas industry through research and development of market-based mechanisms to encourage low-emissions natural gas.
Prior to joining RMI, Fran worked as an energy analyst at the International Energy Agency in Paris, France, where she supported the Agency’s work on methane from the oil and gas sector. There, she contributed to analyses of opportunities for methane abatement technologies, as well as of global methane policies and regulations. Before that, Fran completed a junior research fellowship at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, working in both the Energy and Climate program and the Technology and International Affairs program. Her primary focus was on comparing the carbon footprints of global petroleum resources.
At UNC-Chapel Hill, Fran participated in research examining energy access and environmental health conditions in health care facilities in Malawi. She was also a collegiate soccer player and continued to play at the semi-pro level during her time in France.
BS, Environmental Sciences (minor in Chemistry), second major in Spanish Literature, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill