USA, EU and UK push for 30% methane reductions within a decade
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Combustion Industry News Editor
The Financial Times has reported an agreement between the European Union, the UK and the USA to cut methane emissions within their borders by 30% over the next decade. The target is not industry specific, but is economy-wide, and so will include agriculture, fuel production and power generation, transport, and waste, and countries/blocs will form their own policies for achieving the goal. US President Joe Biden also encouraged other major emitters to commit to the goal at a meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate; in the words of Maria Pastukhova, senior policy adviser at E3G, a European climate change think-tank, without China, Russia and India, the goal will not “mean anything”.