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The waste gas capture initiative
Our Mission

The Waste Gas Capture Initiative is dedicated to securing America’s sustainable energy future through mine methane capture. Currently, mine methane makes up a significant percentage of U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and this effort aims to raise awareness of how capturing waste methane can drive down emissions and create a cleaner future.

Without intervention, waste methane will continue to pollute our atmosphere, but a strong mine methane capture industry will increase economic activity, particularly in some of the nation’s most socio-economically challenged regions, while also addressing an essential environmental need.

Who We Are

The Waste Gas Capture Initiative advocates for the capture and utilization of mine methane, a sustainable, clean source of natural gas. We believe a strong mine methane capture industry will build America’s sustainable energy future, increase American energy security, and catalyze economic growth in regions most affected by the energy transition.

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NEWS
02.28.24
What They Are Saying: Labor Unions, Energy Innovators, and Others Respond to Treasury's Proposed Section 45V Clean Hydrogen Production Credit Guidance
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NEWS
02.15.24
Mine Methane Capture Investments Are Investments in Local Economies
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NEWS
02.7.24
Rep. Chris Deluzio
Rep. Chris Deluzio: Comment on Proposed Guidance for Clean Hydrogen Production Credit
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NEWS
02.5.24
Waste Gas Capture Initiative Submits Official Comments in Response to U.S. Treasury's Proposed Guidance on 45V Clean Hydrogen Production Credit
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NEWS
02.2.24
WGCI's Comment on Proposed Guidance for Clean Hydrogen Production Credit
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NEWS
12.22.23
Waste Gas Capture Initiative Welcomes New Guidance on Hydrogen Production Using Mine Methane
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NEWS
12.8.23
Waste Gas Capture Initiative Applauds New Report in Virginia Recognizing Benefits of Mine Methane Capture
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NEWS
12.2.23
U.S. Department of State
U.S.-Kazakhstan Joint Statement on Accelerating Methane Mitigation to Achieve the Global Methane Pledge
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NEWS
11.23.23
CNBC
Oil and gas industry needs to let go of carbon capture as solution to climate change, IEA says
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NEWS
11.20.23
The Hill
Rep. Carol Miller: Administration’s effort to limit access to hydrogen tax credits will hurt energy production
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NEWS
11.16.23
Wall Street Journal
Fred Krupp: To Slow Climate Change, Curb Methane First
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NEWS
11.15.23
Virginia Department of Energy
Evaluation of Policy Options to Encourage the Capture and Beneficial Use of Coal Mine Methane
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NEWS
11.7.23
Politico
China releases plan to tackle methane emissions
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NEWS
11.1.23
Governor of Virginia, Glenn Youngkin
Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces Landmark Land Development Agreement to Transform Southwest Virginia
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NEWS
10.17.23
Investing In Mine Methane Capture Protects Our Environment While Securing A More Sustainable Energy Future
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NEWS
10.17.23
Waste Gas Capture Initiative Launches In Support Of A Strong Mine Methane Capture Industry
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NEWS
08.28.23
US EPA
Benefits of Capturing and Using Coal Mine Methane
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NEWS
08.25.23
US EPA
U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks
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NEWS
08.25.23
US EPA
Coalbed Methane Outreach Program
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NEWS
08.21.23
Bloomberg
Methane Leaks Are the Low-Hanging Fruit of the Climate Crisis
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NEWS
08.14.23
US EPA
About Coal Mine Methane
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NEWS
05.25.23
US EPA
Sources of Coal Mine Methane
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NEWS
05.22.23
US EPA
Importance of Methane
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NEWS
03.27.23
Bloomberg
A Polluting Coal Miner Cuts Emissions by Using Methane for Power
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NEWS
03.23.23
Governor of Virginia, Glenn Youngkin
Governor Glenn Youngkin Signs Legislation Delivering on His All-American All-Of-The-Above Energy Plan Priorities
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NEWS
03.6.23
Virginia Mercury
Does Virginia’s renewable future have space for alternative forms of gas?
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NEWS
03.2.23
The World Bank
Tell Me How: Tackling Methane Emissions from Abandoned and Active Coal Mines
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NEWS
01.23.23
Bloomberg
Cutting Coal Mine Methane Offers Steelmakers Quick Climate Win
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NEWS
11.28.22
Wall Street Journal
Products Made With Captured Greenhouse Gas Are Reaching Commercial Scale
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NEWS
08.14.21
Associated Press
Gassy coal mines as environmental commodities? CNX shows how
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NEWS
05.28.21
The Washington Post
A ski company built a power plant fueled by methane. It’s a success, but can it be replicated?
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NEWS
04.21.21
Colorado Public Radio News
Methane From Abandoned Coal Mines Could Be Key To Fight Climate Change — If Only It Made More Money
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NEWS
03.5.21
The Aspen Times
Aspen Skiing Co.’s coal mine methane-capture plant proves to be a lot more than hot air
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