Cutting coal mine methane emissions with data and policy
Ember launched in 2020 with a focus on shifting the world from coal to clean electricity. While analysing the impact of coal power on the climate, it became clear that the massive methane emissions from coal mining were being overlooked and drastically underestimated.
Eleanor Whittle Ember's Programme Lead, Coal Mine MethaneThis issue is doubly overlooked. Methane is overlooked compared to carbon dioxide emissions. And methane emissions from coal mines in particular are being overlooked compared to the oil and gas sectors, and almost totally ignored in the steel industry.
The ambition required for 1.5C
Fall in coal mine methane emissions required by 2030
Tonnes of methane leaked from coal mines in 2022