This week brings announcements from Veritas (new protocols), the methane fee rule, the Colorado SeekOps approval, LongPath’s DoE loan, Exxon’s methane report, white papers, resources, and more. Thanks as always for reading the Highwood Bulletin!
Version 2.0 of Veritas Protocols released
GTI Energy announced the publication of v2 of the Veritas Protocols. The goal of Veritas is to bring calculated and measured methane data streams together to help companies get closer to their true methane emissions. Learn more about (and download) the new protocols here.
‘Waste Emissions Charge’ proposed by EPA
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published the draft rule of their ‘Waste Emissions Charge’ (informally known as the methane fee). The draft rule (now open for comment) clarifies how companies calculate their reporting threshold and net it across multiple facilities. Read about it in the news here or read our blog on it here. Find EELP’s legal analysis here.
SeekOps approved by Colorado regulator
Highwood proud to have supported SeekOps in securing the first-ever regulatory approval in the United States for drone-based methane leak-detection, quantification, and repair. Read about the approval here.
LongPath secures $189m DoE loan
LongPath Technologies has received $189m from the US Department of Energy in the form of a loan. The funds will extend their Emissions Overwatch System in high-density, high-risk methane regions covering over 62,000 km2. Read more here.
Exxon publishes approach to methane
Interested in learning more about how Exxon is tackling methane and ‘Aiming for Zero’? They share their approach and progress in a new section on Methane in their Advancing Climate Solutions report. Read it here.
Harvard EELP publishes EPA rule white paper
If you’re confused and overwhelmed (like most of us) by US methane regulations, a new white paper by Harvard’s Energy and Environmental Law Program will help bring clarity on requirements and timelines. Read the free white paper here.
Highwood’s EPA technology matrix
There are many options for how to deploy methane technologies in the new EPA rules – but the choices are not always clear. We put together a free resource to help navigate the options. Find our “matrix of matrices” here.
Put Emissions Decisions Newsletter to our bulletin
Interested in staying up to date on environmental goods and services? Our friends at Emissions Decisions are taking this on – so be sure to keep up with their work here.
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