Alternative Compliance to Methane Regulations

New pathways for leak detection and repair technologies

There is uncommonly strong agreement among environmentalists, regulators, innovators, and operators that alternative compliance pathways for leak detection and repair technologies are needed. As the technology marketplace grows, many new and different leak detection and repair solutions are already advertising themselves, and the pipeline of future innovation could be strong.

The increasing pace of technological change poses both a challenge and an opportunity. EDF believes a regulatory framework that encourages innovation takes advantage of the fact that technology makes it faster and cheaper to understand the world, and creative methods using these new technologies can enable better detection, mitigation, and monitoring to reduce waste and protect the environment.