Gas flaring: Can we rein in the waste and pollution?

Flaring, the controlled burning of unwanted natural gas during oil and gas recovery, is a commonplace procedure in the energy industry. But it’s both wasteful and damaging to the environment. Reporting from Houston, Texas, the FT’s Justin Jacobs discovers that moves are now being made to curb flaring, but how effective will they be?

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President Biden’s net-zero revolution?

Sweeping reforms promise to transform the US from one of the world’s worst polluters into a net zero pioneer. But wind, solar and plug-in cars won’t be enough. As the FT’s Myles McCormick explains, President Biden is relying on huge advances in technology and the unlikely support of political opponents to make his green dream a reality.

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