This is a program support grant for the Environmental Defense Fund’s methane abatement program. The grant funds three general areas of work. First, to identify and work in three to six states—including Pennsylvania, California, and Oklahoma—where the state oil and gas commissions can institute rules to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas production. Second, to participate in the public rulemaking process by submitting expert evidence for the strongest possible federal methane rule. Finally, to promote methane emission standards and best-practice drilling standards on federal lands from the Department of the Interior. This work also supports creating market mechanisms to avoid the costly build out of gas infrastructure in the United States.
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for agricultural decarbonization and methane reduction in China and along the BRI
This grant supports the Environmental Defense Fund’s scoping study of agricultural methane reduction opportunities in the Global South. EDF will use this project to identify the main levers in China, and within major developing economies, to significantly reduce agricultural methane emissions, both within and across the national borders. This work will unveil in-depth analysis and solutions for three key barriers for agricultural methane mitigation in the Global South: (a) a lack of political will and global momentum, (b) insufficient research and development investments in technical solutions; and (c) insufficient funding and support for deployment and solution adoption in developing countries. (Substrategy: China National Policy)
for the Natural Gas and the Electric Grid project
This grant would complement other grants aimed at coal plant retirements. Its funding falls into two categories: (1) the Environmental Defense Fund would promote rules in the coal rich regions of Texas and the Mid-Atlantic that will accelerate coal retirements and the encourage the deployment of renewables and efficiency and (2) the organization would work to secure better regulatory safeguards for shale gas development and a better understanding of the life-cycle carbon footprint of natural gas compared to coal.