The UK will certainly feel the impact of the shale gas revolution. It has its own shale gas resource. The question is whether the UK is to be a producer or simply an importer. The Government are committed to development of British shale. Public concern about possible environmental and health risks , most of it unfounded, together with regulatory uncertainty, have so far delayed the exploration and appraisal needed to assess the UK’s economically recoverable onshore shale gas reserves.
The Shale Gas Environmental Summit, now it its 5th edition comes at the right time to provide a platform for various industry representatives including operators, environmentalists, campaigners, NGOs, academics and researchers to come together and discuss the environmental aspects of shale gas extraction and production.
Questions to be answered in 2014: How do we monitor and enforce the regulations? Does the UK need more rigid laws for fracking? What are the resulting impacts on climate change and wildlife? What are the impacts on water?
Chairs for 2014: Julian O’Halloran, Reporter, BBC Alan Riley, Professor of Law, City Law School, City University
Key Speakers: Mark Ellis-Jones, Onshore Oil and Gas Programme Executive, Environment Agency Paul Crossley, Leader of the Council and Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Bath and North East Somerset Council Nick Grealy, Publisher, No Hot Air Harry Huyton, Head of Climate and Energy Policy, RSPB Jim Marshall, Policy and Business Advisor, Water UK Ken Cronin, Chief Executive, UK Onshore Operations Group Paul Stevens, Distinguished Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House John Ord, Business Director – Thermal Power and Energy Networks, MWH Global Alan Riley, Professor of Law, City Law School, City University Marianne Pascal Flynn, Geoscientist Research Fellow, IASS
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Price:Standard Rate: £1499, Public Sector and Academics: £899
Time: 09:00 – 17:00