This week’s Highwood Bulletin features the new IPCC report, new industrial emissions regulations in Australia, new members joining OGMP 2.0, Highwood’s CERAWeek talk on video, an overview of new methane rules in the US and EU, conferences, careers, and more. Thanks as always for reading!
New IPCC Report Paints Dire Picture
The latest report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a body of leading climate scientists, predicts that Earth will surpass the 1.5 degree Celsius threshold in the next ten years, leading to extreme consequences for humanity. In response, U.N. Secretary General António Guterres has urged developed countries to target net-zero by 2040. Read about the report here.
Australia Introduces Emissions Cap
New regulations will place an absolute cap on Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. New mandatory disclosures will be required and new industrial projects that raise total emissions may be rejected. The rule is expected to cut emissions by 30% over 7 years for > 200 of the biggest industrial emitters. Read about it here.
Diamondback Joins OGMP 2.0
Diamondback Energy has joined the United Nations Oil and Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP) 2.0. The methane measurement and reporting framework has been adopted by approximately 100 oil and gas companies around the world and growing. Learn more about the announcement here and reach out to Highwood to learn more about adopting in OGMP 2.0.
Watch: Highwood’s CERAWeek Presentation
Did you miss CERAWeek this year? Some of the best action happens in the Agora Pods, and this year we got the chance to share the Highwood story to a global audience. If you want to catch our presentation, delivered by President Thomas Fox, you can watch it here. Please let us know what you think!
Analysis: Excellent Overview of US and EU Methane Rules
If you’re looking to learn more about emerging methane regulations in the United States and Europe, Ben Cahill of CSIS provides a thorough and informative analysis of each rule, where they interact, and where the regulatory landscape is going. Read it here.
Conference: Banff Methane Leadership Summit
If you enjoy “nerding out” on methane and love the beautiful mountain town of Banff, Alberta, do not miss the PTAC Methane Leadership Summit April 26-27. Come meet several members of the Highwood Team, including members of our software and consulting teams. Register here.
Want to Write for the Bulletin?
We’re always looking for guest writers who would like to contribute a Feature Article to the Highwood Bulletin. Please reach out if you’d like to write an unbiased, apolitical, solution-agnostic article for our ~2000 subscribers and ~5000 LinkedIn followers on an emissions management topic. Please reach out to [email protected] with your idea. Authors are fully credited and have a profile page on our website (we are happy to backlink).
Join our Team! Highwood is Hiring!
We currently have multiple exciting career postings on our website. In addition to those listed, Highwood is always looking for bright folks who want to help us change the world for the better. If you have experience in greenhouse gas emissions management and you’re looking for a career change, please reach out! Check out our active opportunities on our website by clicking here.