Methane regulation: Paulus tightens proposal

The co-rapporteur in the Industry Committee, Jutta Paulus (Greens), is confident that the compromise text on the methane regulation will be adopted today in the two lead committees. This is despite the fact that the text is more restrictive than the EU Commission’s proposal. The regulation aims to regulate methane leaks from gas and oil fields and the coal industry.

Its text is more ambitious than the Commission’s proposal and the Council’s position: It wants to impose stricter standards on the fossil fuel industry. “All political groups voted in favor of the text, except for the ID group and the left on the coal part”, Paulus said. The MEP underscores the commitment of the other groups not to introduce last-minute amendments during the committee vote. The report will be voted on today in the Environment (ENVI) and Industry (ITRE) committees. If it is adopted, the Parliament will vote on May 9, after which the trilogues could begin.

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