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The fourth annual U.S. Government Accomplishments in Support of the Methane to Markets Partnership report highlights the projects and activities since the partnership began in November 2004. The partnership has grown to include 31 partner governments and more than 900 private sector entities, financial institutions, non-governmental agencies and other organizations.
According to an EPA press release, through 2008, the U.S. has provided about $39 million to support more than 170 projects and activities worldwide that increase the capture and use of methane from coal mines, landfills, agricultural waste, and oil and gas systems. In addition, U.S. government investment has leveraged more than $277 million in public and private sector contributions.
The report was developed collaboratively by EPA, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.
Keep a lookout for PE Editor-in-Chief Roy Bigham's upcoming December 2009 "From the Editor's Desk" on this report, and how it might relate to other GHG control efforts.