With white papers, EPA takes first step on a set of potentially far-reaching regulations of methane
U.S. EPA yesterday took a first step toward what could become a new set of regulations governing emissions of methane from oil and gas operations.
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Renewable energy rises, but IPCC authors warn that nuclear power must also rise to replace fossil fuels
Over the past decade and a half, countries around the world have taken unprecedented steps to shift their energy dependence from fossil fuels to alternative resources, yet carbon emissions from the energy sector continue to rise. The energy supply sector is the largest single contributor to human-caused global warming, and if the world hopes to head off potentially dangerous temperature rises, emissions from the sector will have to be sharply curtailed by midcentury, scientists say.