GHGSat Takes Part in White House Methane Summit

Pulse global methane emissions map. Credit: GHHSat.

GHGSat was invited to take part in the White House Methane Summit held this past Wednesday which is yet another indication on the progress they’ve made in providing useful emissions data from space.

According to GHGSat “the Methane Summit was the first White House event to bring together stakeholders from federal, state, and local levels involved in programs targeting methane emissions.” Reuters reported that other companies participating included Honeywell, Teledyne and CarbonMapper.

In a press release Jean-Francois Gauthier, VP of Strategy of GHGSat said “It was a fantastic opportunity to be invited to take part in this important forum organized by the White House. As the first and only entity to have made the leap from R&D to the operational deployment of satellites for methane at scale, we already work closely with operators worldwide to help them better understand and reduce their emissions. We look forward to contributing to the building momentum on methane in the US with the recently announced MERP, as much as through international collaborations.”

Along with participating White House Methane Summit, GHGSat has been making business inroads in the US including another recent task order from NASA for methane emissions data.

One important outcome of the summit announced by the White House was a new Cabinet-level Methane Task Force. The White House stated that the new task force “will advance a whole-of-government approach to proactive methane leak detection and data transparency, and support state and local efforts to mitigate and enforce methane emissions regulations. The Task Force will accelerate execution of the U.S. Methane Emissions Reduction Action Plan, building on over 80 Administration actions taken to date under the Plan.”

The White House also released a Methane Summit Fact Sheet.

About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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