The Methane Measurement Methodology project
The International Energy Forum (IEF) has launched a new initiative to develop a methodology for measuring methane emissions from the energy industry, allowing its member countries to collect standardized data to address one of the main causes of climate change. The Methane Measurement Methodology project is conducted in collaboration with Kayrros, an advanced observation and data analysis company, to bridge the gap between observed and reported methane emissions at company level – a key step in reducing global methane emissions which are a major cause of global warming. Experts estimate that the methane emissions currently reported are about 10 percent of those observed by the satellite. The new methodology would allow IEF member countries and their energy industries to consider the best available data on methane emissions, define their historical methane base and set mitigation targets in a transparent and consistent manner.