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The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an abrupt, even if temporary, halt to some of these trends, and underscored systemic vulnerabilities in health, economic, social and other systems, including those related to energy and industry. Failure to transition quickly to more sustainable systems will perpetuate these vulnerabilities, while also jeopardizing the fight against climate change and
The Best Practice Guidance for Effective Methane Recovery and Use from Abandoned Coal Mines (BPG on AMM) is aimed at raising awareness of AMM opportunities and hazards by providing accessible high-level guidance for senior corporate,
Coordinated Operations of Flexible Coal and Renewable Energy Power Plants: Challenges and Opportunities ENERGY SERIES No. 52 This report argues that coordinated operations of renewable energy and fossil fuel- red power plants could help increase reliability and eciency of the whole system. At the same time, given the inherent
The UNECE Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane (CMM) has released the second edition of the Best Practice Guidance for Effective Methane Drainage and Use in Coal Mines. Since the first edition was published in 2010, the industry practice and regulations have evolved, and this second edition captures the most critical developments. The second
From the beginning of the twenty first century economic, social, and political forces have been threatening the historical dominance of coal for power generation. In this context, the UNECE Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane (CMM) presents you with a new paper titled The Challenges of the
Methane Management – An Economic Opportunity for Mitigation (Booklet - December 2015)Proper management of methane from source to use in extractive industries will be an effective means of reducing emissions of an intensive greenhouse gas and short lived climate pollutant. Methane is the second most important greenhouse
Carbon Capture and Storage – A Key to Climate Change Mitigation (Booklet - December 2015)If the world is to succeed in constraining CO2 emissions to levels consistent with a less than 2°C rise in global temperatures, then carbon capture and storage (CCS) will need to contribute about one-sixth of needed CO2 emission
Cleaner electricity production from fossil fuels - Booklet December 2015Electricity generation through the use of fossil fuels has been a foundational pillar for modern society. Over two thirds of the world’s electricity is generated using fossil fuels. The power sector was designed around fossil fuels
Best Practice Guidance for Effective Methane Drainage and Use in Coal MinesISBN 13: 9789211170184Sales Number: 10.II.E.28.25x11.5Binding: PaperbackSeries: ECE Energy Series, No. 31The Publisher: United Nations, Economic Commission for Europe Coal mines are not only a safety management challenge but also a major source