The key role of the gas infrastructure and the US and EU future perspectives
Methane emissions reduction is a crucial issue to address to reach a net-zero future by 2050 and to ensure that natural gas will continue playing a role in the future energy mix. As part of the EU Green Deal, the European Commission released its EU strategy to reduce CH4 emissions in October 2020, and legislative proposals will follow in 2021.
Gas infrastructure operators have been fostering CH4 emissions management and mitigation for many years, through mandatory and voluntary programmes. Over the years, they joined forces and developed numerous tools, technologies and best practice guides for this purpose.
Today, the improvement of the understanding of methane emissions and the technologies, both bottom-up or top-down, remains more than ever a top priority. Being committed to delivering decarbonisation objectives while strengthening the EU’s global leadership, the EU gas industry pursuits its efforts by taking stronger steps to reduce methane emissions along the entire gas value chain.
This 1-hour discussion, between Fiji George, Senior Director – Cheniere and Steven Hamburg, Chief Scientist – EDF, will shed lights on the innovative policies, technologies, partnerships and best practices related to methane emissions from the natural gas sector and their application in the US and the EU.
In cooperation with Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE).