European Union may enact binding limits on methane emissions from gas industry

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:The European Union is considering binding standards for natural gas to limit emissions of methane, the second-largest contributor to global warming after carbon dioxide. The 27-member bloc is the world’s biggest importer of gas, and imposing such standards could affect its major suppliers, which include Russia and Norway.Published on Wednesday, the EU methane strategy includes a clearer commitment than previous drafts, which shied away from methane limits on gas consumed in Europe. It said any legislation would follow an impact assessment involving international partners.“The Commission will consider methane emission reduction targets, standards or other incentives for fossil energy consumed and imported in the EU in the absence of significant commitments from international partners,” the policy said. Curbing methane is key to plans to cut EU greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. However, that target does not capture the emissions released to produce or transport gas to the EU, whereas methane standards for imported gas would.Methane, which is emitted from leaky oil and gas pipelines and infrastructure, unused coal mines and farming, is 84 times more potent than CO2 in its first 20 years in the atmosphere.The Commission will propose legislation next year requiring oil and gas companies to monitor and report methane emissions and repair leaks. It will consider banning venting and flaring, which release methane into the atmosphere or deliberately burn it.Satellite data has shown methane emissions significantly higher than levels reported by industry. The Commission said it will help launch an independent international body to gather data, supported by EU satellites.[Kate Abnett]More: EU considers binding methane emissions standards for gas European Union may enact binding limits on methane emissions from gas industrylast_img read more

Rangers’ Team Manager Qualifies as CAF Certified Crowd Safety Officer

first_imgHe stressed that “It was a very great experience and I am glad, I had to take the course and came out successfully.“It has broadened my knowledge in the game and hopefully will come handy in the management of game situations.”Reacting to the development, G.M/CEO of Rangers, Prince Davidson Owumi, congratulated the young administrator for the feat achieved while encouraging him to go further as he has limitless boundaries to explore in the round leather game.“I have to congratulate you, Amobi Ezeaku for this wonderful achievement. It is no mean feat and I urge you to go further as there are many areas that are available for you to conquer in the game of football. We are very proud of your achievement. Keep it up,” stated the former NPL boss.Barrister Ezeaku who is among 36 young Africans that took part in the highly challenging course that had two other Nigerians which saw the continental football ruling body pick the bills for the course, was appreciative of the support of Dr. Chris Emeruwa, FIFA Security officer and CAF’ head of Safety and Security for his encouragements.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Barrister Amobi Ezeaku Rangers International F.C’s youthful Team Manager, Barrister Amobi Ezeaku, has qualified as a certified Crowd Management Officer.Ezeoku successfully concluded a CAF sanctioned ‘Crowd Risk Analysis: Fundamentals of Crowd Safety’ course put together by Highfield Qualifications, Doncaster, England.While presenting his certificate to management of the ‘Flying Antelopes’, recently, Ezeaku described the experience gained during the duration of the course as very worthwhile.last_img read more