Methane has been a large topic of conversation here at CORE and in the environmental community. Methane is 84 to 87 times more powerful than carbon dioxide over a 20-year span , so by focusing on reducing methane emissions, we will have a larger immediate impact on climate change. Colorado is set to be the first state to consider the social costs of methane, putting the cost at $1,756 per short ton vs the carbon dioxide cost at $68. This acknowledges the damages of these emissions and will impact the emissions reduction legislation. Read the full story of how Colorado legislation is aiming to lower methane emissions here.
Brittany is CORE's content and events coordinator. She graduated with an Environmental Studies degree from the University of Vermont where she became passionate about sustainability and mitigating climate change. In her free time, she loves the outdoor activities Aspen has to offer such as snowboarding, hiking, camping, and paddle boarding.