National Grid Joins EPA Efforts to Reduce Methane Emissions

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National Grid Joins EPA Efforts to Reduce Methane Emissions

Company becomes founding member of EPA Methane Challenge
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 3:55pm

CONTENT: Press Release

WALTHAM, Mass., March 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ – National Grid announced today that they have signed an agreement with the Environment Protection Agency to join the Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program as a founding partner. By signing the agreement the company has pledged to continue its commitment to reduce emissions from the natural gas distribution system it operates in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

“We are pleased to be a founding member and partner with the EPA to develop the Methane Challenge Program,” said Dean Seavers, president of National Grid, U.S. “This program aligns with our Environmental Defense Fund and Google collaboration to launch a transparent, web-based methane emissions mapping tool. This will allow us to be one of the first local distribution companies to aggressively invest in technologies that will quantify emissions to combat climate change.  

As a national leader in addressing this challenge, we will continue our efforts to scientifically study and research system-wide methane emissions as matter of environmental sustainability and climate change mitigation.”

National Grid has worked with regulators in each of the states in which it operates to develop aggressive strategies to replace leak prone pipe. The company plans to invest more than $1 billion in our gas infrastructure this year and $6 billion over the next five years.


About National Grid

National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE: NGG) is an electricity and natural gas delivery company that connects over 20 million people to vital energy sources through its networks in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the Northeast. National Grid also operates the systems that deliver gas and electricity across Great Britain.

Through its U.S. Connect21 strategy, National Grid is transforming its electricity and natural gas networks to support the 21st century digital economy with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions. Connect21 is vital to our communities' long-term economic and environmental health and aligns with regulatory initiatives in New York (REV: Reforming the Energy Vision) and Massachusetts (Grid Modernization).

For more information please visit our website:, or our Connecting website. You can also follow us on Twitter, watch us on You Tube, Friend us on Facebook and find our photos on Instagram.


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Keywords: Environment & Climate Change | EPA | National Grid | Reduce Methane Emissions | sustainability

CONTENT: Press Release