Bob Perciasepe on  Dominion Energy’s announced methane reduction measures

Statement of Bob Perciasepe
President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

February 12, 2019

On Dominion Energy’s announced methane reduction measures:

“We’re seeing more and more American companies making voluntary commitments and achieving goals to reduce their own emissions. C2ES works with companies to help them take early action on climate strategies for a sustained competitive advantage as they prepare for the low-carbon economy. Methane accounts for 10 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and about 16 percent globally, but, like other short-lived pollutants, the global warming impact of methane is much greater than carbon dioxide on a pound-for-pound basis.

“Dominion Energy’s announcement to cut methane leakage and venting is an impactful, cost-effective solution to address climate change. Their targeted strategy to cut their methane emissions in half through better venting practices, installation of new equipment, and enhanced leak detection with advanced infrared cameras is an example of clear, positive steps that can be taken by companies with natural gas assets to reduce their emissions footprint.”

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