The European Union struck a deal on a law to tackle methane emissions from fossil fuels, paving the way to impose rules on the bloc’s foreign energy suppliers like the United States.
MEPs and EU governments in the Council found agreement on the bloc’s first-ever methane regulation in the early hours of Wednesday morning, some two years after Brussels and Washington launched the Global Methane Pledge at COP26 in Glasgow.
The law will force operators of fossil fuel infrastructure to measure and report methane emissions and to regularly check their sites for leaks of the powerful greenhouse gas. It also outlaws most cases of flaring and venting by 2027.
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