Germany to provide clean energy
Germany has become the 18th member of the international
Methane to Markets Partnership, a Bush Administration initiative
that promotes the recovery and use of methane to provide clean energy.
Germany’s participation in the partnership will help reduce
methane emissions and promote global energy security.
By 2015, Methane to Markets has the potential
to deliver annual reductions in methane emissions equal to planting
55 million acres of trees or eliminating emissions from 33 million
cars in America. The United States has committed $53 million to
this initiative over the next 5 years.
Member countries work in collaboration with the
private sector, multilateral development banks, and other governmental
and non-governmental organizations through the partnership’s
More than 300 organizations from around the world
have made commitments to this partnership. In addition to Germany,
countries participating in Methane to Markets include Argentina,
Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Italy,
Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, South Korea, Ukraine, the United
Kingdom and the United States.
More information can be found at www.epa.gov/methanetomarkets.