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A new study from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, suggests that leak detection and repair (LDAR) programs are highly effective at reducing methane emissions.

Marketplace’s Andy Uhler spoke with Arvind Ravikumar, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin and one of the researchers behind the study, about its findings.

More on the interview is found online here

Harrisburg University is home to the Center for Environment, Energy and Economy (E3).  The Center for E3 focuses on interdisciplinary research that that translates science into actionable policy solutions, business practice improvement and the development of evidence-based decision support tools and systems.


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