Russian methane leak highlights promise of satellite monitoring

October 19, 2021
Satellite data is uncovering that Russian methane emissions could be up to three times what the country has previously reported, underscoring the promise of the relatively new monitoring technology to hold countries and industry accountable for pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A Washington Post investigation cites the country’s experience as a prime example of how satellites are improving efforts to identify methane leaks in oil and gas pipelines, and measure methane emissions. “These sentinels in the sky are...

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