A nationwide system to monitor and reduce U.S. emissions, initially through a two-year pilot, was given the green light on Wednesday by the Biden-Harris administration. 


The goal, said officials, would advance the “U.S. commitments” made in 2015 with nearly 200 countries under the United Nations climate accord, aka Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The strategy to tame GHG emissions precedes domestic methane emission monitoring rules, which would impact natural gas operators. The final rules, to be issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, were said to be imminent.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, aka NOAA, would provide observation, modeling and data analysis, including satellite imagery, to support the government...