Commission plans backup measures on methane emissions

The European Commission said it will consider new legislation to tackle methane emissions after MEPs endorsed scrapping its proposed reduction targets on Wednesday

The European Commission said it will consider new legislation to tackle methane emissions after MEPs endorsed scrapping its proposed reduction targets on Wednesday.

There is a “strong air quality case” to continue monitoring methane emissions, EU climate commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete told MEPs after they voted to rubberstamp the final agreement on the National Emission Ceilings Directive (NECD) on Wednesday.

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