Tackling Australia’s Coal Mine Methane Problem

Jun 07, 2022 | by
  • Description

Ember has conducted an in-depth analysis to equip policymakers and campaigners to understand the scale of methane emissions from Australia's coal mines.

The report provides an overview of the policy levers and practices which could lead to a reduction in coal mine methane, and makes recommendations targeted at improving the measurement, reporting, mitigation and, ultimately, avoidance of coal mine methane emissions. Particular focus is given to Queensland and New South Wales – Australia's two largest coal mining states.

We assessed data from the Australian Greenhouse Emissions Information System, Clean Energy Regulator, Australian Chief Economist, Department of Natural Resources and Mines, International Energy Agency and Global Energy Monitor.