Latest News for: Methane mining


In Coal Basin, a hidden source of climate pollution

Post Independent 15 Oct 2021
The mines shut down in 1992 and went through a reclamation process to seal off the various portals and bore holes, but methane from old coal mines continues to leak into the atmosphere long after they’ve closed ... to convert the waste methane from the mine into electricity.

Coalbed methane offers up a green and promising resource of electricity

China Daily 15 Oct 2021
A media report in August that said Shanxi province had extracted more than 100 million cubic meters of coalbed methane from deserted mines has aroused attention from the coal industry nationwide as it pointed to a new path of growth for mine operators ... However, coalbed methane presents a danger inside coal mines.

REPORT: Methane found in groundwater in northeast BC occurs naturally

Castanet 15 Oct 2021
Most methane found in groundwater in northeast British Columbia occurs naturally, not as a result of natural gas development, according to newly published independent research ... The research was funded by the BC Oil and Gas Commission, Geoscience BC, the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation and Mitacs.

Bitcoin miners make US an industry leader after China crackdown as climate fears weigh

Yahoo Daily News 15 Oct 2021
Mining operators located in China were forced to exit the country as a consequence ... These include Greenridge Generation, a power plant in New York’s Finger Lake region which emits methane as a byproduct of natural gas, and now hosts over 15,000 Bitcoin mining computers, also called ASICs.

Cryptocurrency: A New and Dangerous Climate Disruptor

Resilience 15 Oct 2021
Fracking for methane (“natural” gas), frack-sand mining, bitumen (“tar sands”) extraction, and mountaintop demolition to access coal are certainly implicated in the alarmingly steep increase in carbon in our atmosphere in recent years ... It’s important to note that cryptocurrency mining energy use has risen 320% in the past five years.

CONSOL Energy Announces Direct Operating Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Targets, Seeks 50% Improvement in 5 ...

The Bradford Era 13 Oct 2021
Primary to achieving this goal is the expansion of the Company's methane destruction program, which has been piloted at the Pennsylvania Mining Complex since 2017 ... CONSOL's long-term ambition envisions multiple initiatives across our entire operating footprint, starting with full-scale deployment of methane abatement equipment.

Consol Energy's roadmap to net zero: How it plans to get there

Business Journal 13 Oct 2021
Methane is the major source of greenhouse gas emissions in Consol's mining process itself ... .

Letter: Call on EPA to cut methane emissions

The Bismarck Tribune 09 Oct 2021
Oil and gas pollution hurts communities like mine by degrading our air quality and contributing to man-made climate change ... Our effort culminated with the 2016 “methane standards,” which provided protections for communities like mine (Fort Berthold), while also cutting harmful climate change causing methane emissions.

Letter: Urge Environmental Protection Agency to reduce methane emissions

Grand Forks Herald 08 Oct 2021
Oil and gas pollution hurts communities like mine by degrading our air quality and contributing to man-made climate change ... which provided protections for communities like mine (Fort Berthold), while also cutting harmful climate change causing methane emissions ... 2016 methane rules.

Australian carbon offset prices hit record high in polluters' spree

Reuters 08 Oct 2021
Anglo American's emissions have climbed as it digs deeper underground into coal seams that contain more methane. It captures around 65% of the methane produced at its mine and uses it to generate electricity, and is also pursuing new technology to meet a goal of net zero by 2040, a company spokesperson said.

Guest Opinion: By Rob Motta and James White: Climate change: 10 key things

Daily Camera 08 Oct 2021
By Rob Motta and James White ... 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... CO2 is the most common greenhouse gas that you read about, but methane is also a concern and has risen more than CO2 since pre-industrial times ... Methane is also more pervasive than CO2, and is released from livestock, manure management, agriculture, mining and landfills, as well as from oil and gas production ... .

Teitler makes positive impacts, appalled by Kirchenwitz and PI, join 350 Roaring Fork, irony of protesters, overreaction to Polis, time for school board change, Kuhlenberg is right choice, honor airport signatures, Chase for choice, and the big picture

Post Independent 08 Oct 2021
Kenny’s earned it. As I exited the Roaring Fork soccer game a week ago, I ran into Kenny Teitler (Mr. Kenny) and his wife, Karla, as they were headed in ... There’re 60,000 active and inactive gas wells in the state, all leaking methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Capture coal mine methane. Many of the 23,000 abandoned coal mines in Colorado leak methane ... .

Step up actions to reduce methane emissions: IEA to nations

Suryaa 07 Oct 2021
Governments and energy companies have major opportunities to reduce methane emissions, which provides the most impactful way to limit near-term climate change, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a new report released on Thursday. Methane is responsible for around 30 per cent of the global rise in temperatures to date.

High petrol prices, Europe's energy crunch threaten US President Biden's climate push

Straits Times 07 Oct 2021
"It's an indication of what's coming here," said Senator Kevin Cramer, a North Dakota Republican who argues a proposed US$1,500-per-ton fee on methane emissions and other climate proposals in the Democrats' social-spending bill would boost US energy prices ... The National Mining ...

The rise and fall of energy sources

Aspen Times 07 Oct 2021
Strike three hits locally with news that an abandoned coal mine is releasing 1.3 million cubic feet of methane every day ... Tom Mooney. Aspen .