Sun. Sep 19th, 2021

22 July 2021

Today, CEER  and the EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) 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 CEER and ACER on the European Commission’s Communication on an EU strategy to reduce methane emissions.

The paper has 13 recommendations covering 6 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 here

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