Assessing climate impacts of energy technologies
A new accounting of methane’s role
Our findings point to the importance of mitigating methane emissions in addition to CO₂ emissions.
Jessika Trancik, assistant professor
Jessika Trancik and Morgan Edwards of engineering systems have formulated new methods of calculating the future climate impacts of energy technologies that more accurately account for the role played by methane—an approach that reduces the predicted long-term benefits of certain methane-emitting technologies.