Quantify methane leaking to accelerate containment by Methane Capture
Jul 20, 2015
This would be hugely valuable. We have been flying blind with regard to the amount of methane leakage associated with use of natural gas, especially fracked natural gas. The climate impact of 2% leakage is vastly different from leakage of 10%. If the latter, the switchover to natural gas for electricity is probably more of a climate disaster in the making than continuing to burn coal until totally displacing it with renewables. Do you have the technology or understand what technology will be needed to measure the leakage? Your association of dust bowl drought in the 30s with methane leakage in the same time frame and now western drought with recent methane leakage from fracking is very interesting. Do you have references that document this association?