22.7.2021

ACER and CEER publish White Paper on Rules to Prevent Methane Leakage in the Energy Sector

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ACER and CEER publish White Paper on Rules to Prevent Methane Leakage in the Energy Sector

What is it about?

The EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) and the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) publish their joint White Paper on Rules to Prevent Methane Leakage in the Energy Sector. The White Paper is the outcome of a survey of National Regulatory Authorities.

It presents the views of ACER and CEER on the European Commission’s Communication on an EU strategy to reduce methane emissions.

The paper has 13 recommendations covering six areas:

  • the general scope and the overall approach to the introduction of rules to prevent methane leakage in the energy sector,
  • monitoring and detection
  • quantification
  • reporting
  • validation and mitigation, and
  • the regulatory treatment of costs related to methane emissions.

Access the White Paper. 

The paper is one of a series of ACER-CEER “European Green Deal” Regulatory White Papers.

Register for the ACER-CEER Methane Emissions Webinar (14 September).