London (PRWEB UK) 9 October 2012
The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne this week announced a review of tax arrangements to stimulate development in the emerging shale gas industry. Further benefits include creation of new jobs and cost-reduction in domestically-produced energy.
However, concerns over the environmental impacts of shale gas extraction remain with campaigners pointing to recent cases of groundwater pollution and minor earth tremors as arguments against utilising this abundant source of energy.
-Source: Financial Times (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/da4172e2-113f-11e2-8d5f-00144feabdc0.html#axzz28j23iohE)
Against this backdrop, SMi's third Shale Gas Environmental Summit will present a balanced view of the Shale Gas debate, focussing on science and facts, featuring the case studies and presentations from Total, MND a.s., Ground-Gas Solutions, AEA, CNG Services Ltd, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, WWF-UK, RSPB plus many more.
Network with and hear keynote presentations from:
- Total, Philippe Charlez - Non-Geoscience aspects of Shale Gas exploration: Sharing Total’s personal experiences of the culture surrounding E&P companies and shale exploration
- Environment Agency, Martin Diaper - Climate Change Advisor: Providing valuable insight into environmental policy developments for shale gas development in the UK
- MND Group, Bernhard Cociancig - CEO: Insight will be provided into the future of Shale Gas exploration in the Czech Republic
View the full programme and speaker line-up at: http://www.smi-online.co.uk/2012shale46.asp