An uncertain future for methane, says Rabe in Brookings blog

November 16, 2021

In a recent blog post for Brookings, Rabe offered some ideas on how technology can help with implementation, specifically methane regulations. 

He observed that "North America still lacks a credible measurement system for methane releases."

“With a few notable exceptions, most notably Colorado, production states have subsequently stood pat on methane, reflecting the historic reluctance to upset production firms.  Industry performance on employing best practices for technology and emission minimization continues to vary dramatically as best we know.”

Rabe, though, is optimistic of the role North America can play in delivering a model international pledge. “Both government and business can build on the established continental model for toxic emission releases and expand its application."

Read: How technology can help with methane regulation, Brookings, November 16, 2021