• USA, EU and UK push for 30% methane reductions within a decade

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      Patrick Lavery

      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”.