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Energy sector methane emissions 70% more than official figures: IEA

Emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane coming from the global energy sector are 70% higher than officially reported, IEA said on, with the coal sector identified as the biggest single source.

Fatih Birol, IEA’s Executive Director
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Fatih Birol, IEA’s Executive Director

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Emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane coming from the global energy sector are 70% higher than officially reported, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday, with the coal sector identified as the biggest single source. In its 2022 Global Methane Tracker report, the Paris-based watchdog said the world needed to step up its monitoring efforts and policy action to curtail emissions of the polluting gas.
 
Contributions from the coal industry to the problem had been logged for the first time, topping the other major parts of the fossil fuel sector at 42 million tonnes (Mt), followed by 41

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First Published: Feb 23 2022 | 12:36 PM IST

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