Methane to Markets Partnership
Methane to Markets Partnership Information
• Methane to Markets Partnership Website
The Methane to Markets Partnership, launched in 2004, is a public/private partnership that promotes the cost-effective, near-term recovery of methane emissions for energy use. Methane is a greenhouse gas that traps heat in the atmosphere at a rate 20 times higher than carbon dioxide. The program focuses on capturing methane emissions from animal waste management, coal mines, landfills, and oil and gas systems.
• EPA’s Methane to Markets Website
This Environmental Protection Agency Website provides information on the Methane to Markets Partnership.
• Global Methane Initiative
The Environmental Protection Agency and Mexico’s Ministry of Environment along with 36 other countries, the European Commission, the Asian Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank launched a the Global Methane Initiative Oct. 1, 2010, to expand existing global efforts to reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. In part, expanded efforts will include additional methane sources, such as wastewater, and the exploration of approaches to methane abatement and avoidance as well as recovery and use.
(See Related Story in World Climate Change Report-Subscriber Access, 10/1/10)
Memorandum of Understanding Between the International Solid Waste Association and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to Support Landfill Activities Under the Global Methane Initiative (June 2011)
Under this MOU, the International Solid Waste Association and EPA will collaborate on training in Global Methane Initiative member countries, on efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfills, and on capturing landfill gas for use as an energy source. The memorandum calls for EPA and the solid waste group to organize a biennial conference and an annual workshop on climate change and waste issues, mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, and energy recovery from the waste sector.
See World Climate Change for Related Story-Subscriber Access)