(45) Environmental Protection Agency, Methane to Markets
Partnership Country Specific Strategy for the United States, October 2008, http://www.methanetomarkets.org/resources/coalmines/ docs/coal_stratplan_us.pdf.
She manages the Agency's Climate Change Division's domestic and international oil and gas work under the Natural Gas STAR Program and the Methane to Markets
The US EPA has committed resources to develop feasibility studies to conduct detailed technical and economic evaluations for recovery and use of coal mine methane at Chinese underground coal mines as part of its collaborative efforts with China through the Methane to Markets
Due to the Methane to Markets
database only five countries (USA, United Kingdom, France, Czech Republic, and Germany) run commercial projects on abandoned mine methane.
The Methane to Markets Partnership brings together the market expertise, financing, and technology necessary for developing cost-effective methane recovery and use projects at landfills, coal mines, oil and gas systems, and agricultural operations.
Later this year, the Partnership will highlight its efforts at the first Methane to Markets Partnership Expo, to be held in Beijing, Oct.
By 2015, Methane to Markets has the potential to reduce annual methane emissions by up to 50 million metric tons of carbon equivalent--roughly equal to the greenhouse gas emissions from 50 500-megawatt coal-fired power plants in one year.
Scheduled for completion in China in 2007, the project is the result of collaborative efforts between public and private sectors through the Methane to Markets
Partnership, a U.S.-led initiative that includes 17 partner countries.
Garza, presided over the first meeting of the Methane to Markets Partnership (M2M) in Mexico.
For additional information on the Methane to Markets Partnership and opportunities for methane recovery and use, visit www.epa.gov/methanetomarkets.
Delegates outlined the current state of international cooperation on a range of initiatives launched by the United States: Generation IV, or fourth-generation nuclear fission reactors; Methane to Markets
Partnership, destined to avoid methane emissions from waste dumps, coal mines and the hydrocarbons sector; carbon sequestration leadership forum on the capture and sequestration of CO2; international partnership for the hydrogen economy on the hydrogen economy and the production of zero emission electricity; global Earth observation system on monitoring of the earth's environment, weather, agriculture and natural disasters; bilateral and regional agreements, essentially on climate science and technology.
There also are links providing additional information on the Power Partners program, the Asia-Pacific Partnership (APP) and the Methane to Markets