The Methane Moment: Next Steps in the Climate Conversation

Methane is entering the public consciousness. Environmentalists point to growing scientific evidence of methane’s impact on our climate and communities. The Obama Administration has set an ambitious goal to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by up to 45 percent by 2025, and the oil and gas industry awaits the EPA’s latest methane standards. Today, even average Americans are aware of methane thanks to the historic, months-long natural gas leak in California that displaced thousands from their homes.

On the heels of the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement, which commits the United States to achieving a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, Bloomberg Government will convene a breakfast briefing on the role methane plays in future climate conversations.

April 27, 2016
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Bloomberg Government
1101 K Street, NW
Suite 500
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Speakers
Topics
  • Are methane emissions under-reported?
  • Can advances in methane “capture” technology mitigate costs?
  • Can methane “markets” make a difference?
  • Will the clock run out on the administration’s environmental initiatives?
Agenda
8:00 AM REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST
8:30 AM

WELCOME REMARKS

Josh Eastright, Head, Bloomberg Government
Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club

8:35 AM

HEADLINE INTERVIEW

Janet McCabe, Acting Associate Administrator, Office of Air & Radiation, Environmental Protection Agency

 

Moderator:
Mark Drajem, Editor, Bloomberg First Word Energy

9:00 AM

REGULATIONS AND REALITIES

Speakers:
Mark Boling, Executive Vice President and President, V+ Development Solutions, Southwestern Energy Company

 

Mark Brownstein, Vice President, Climate and Energy Program, Environmental Defense Fund

 

Dr. Drew Shindell, Professor of Climate Sciences, Duke University

 

Moderator:
Rob Barnett, Senior Analyst, Energy Policy, Bloomberg Intelligence

9:45 AM COFFEE & NETWORKING
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