European Union 2023 Methane Strategy Update
On October 20, 2020, the European Commission announced a pivotal initiative in the fight against climate change: the adoption of a new “Methane Strategy.” This move is a significant advancement towards the commitments outlined in the European Green Deal and the Paris Agreement.
The Methane Strategy: A Path to Climate Neutrality
The communication delineates a comprehensive strategy aimed at curbing methane emissions. This is a critical component for the European Union (EU) to realistically achieve its established global climate targets. The EU has pledged a resolute commitment to combat climate change, aspiring to attain climate neutrality by 2050. This includes a proposed reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by a minimum of 55% by 2030, necessitating up to a 37% decrease in methane emissions within the same timeframe.
Upcoming Legislative Measures
In 2021, the Commission is set to introduce a legislative proposal mandating compulsory measurement, reporting, and verification for all energy-related methane emissions. This legislation will also encompass obligatory enhancements in leak detection and repair (LDAR) for all fossil gas infrastructure, and similar structures involved in the production, transportation, or utilization of fossil gas. A primary focus will be placed on flaring efficiency to address emissions from venting and flaring.
Latest Update (7 December 2023): A proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council has been put forward. This regulation focuses on reducing methane emissions in the energy sector and amending Regulation (EU) 2019/942. The final compromise text is under analysis with an expectation of approval in Q1 2024.
How TP-Europe Can Assist in Compliance
TP-Europe, expressing its full support and appreciation for the European Commission’s efforts, is poised to assist companies in complying with the EU methane regulation. With extensive experience in emission measurement and reporting in the Oil & Gas sector, TP-Europe follows the EPA Method 21, adapting to specific national laws and regulations. We employ the most advanced techniques and constantly innovate in emission detection and reporting.
Our expertise, cutting-edge technologies, and experienced team enable us to offer customized solutions for companies preparing for the upcoming legislation or seeking to adhere to the EU methane regulation reporting framework.
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For more information on how TP-Europe can help your company prepare for the new legislation and comply with the EU methane regulations, please contact us. Your readiness is our priority.
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