USA: Natl. Grid joins Environmental Protection Agency programme to reduce methane emissions
Author: National Grid on 3BL Media, Published on: 1 April 2016
"National Grid Joins EPA Efforts to Reduce Methane Emissions," 30 Mar 2016
National Grid announced…that they have signed an agreement with the Environment Protection Agency to join the Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program as a founding partner…[T]he company has pledged to continue its commitment to reduce emissions from the natural gas distribution system it operates in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Dean Seavers, president of National Grid, U.S. [said,] “This program aligns with our Environmental Defense Fund and Google collaboration to launch a transparent, web-based methane emissions mapping tool. This will allow us…to aggressively invest in technologies that will quantify emissions to combat climate change…[W]e will continue our efforts to scientifically study and research system-wide methane emissions as matter of environmental sustainability and climate change mitigation.” National Grid has worked with regulators…to develop aggressive strategies to replace leak prone pipe. The company plans to invest more than $1 billion in our gas infrastructure this year and $6 billion over the next five years.