Shale gas drilling could yield an industry worth £4bn to the UK economy | Shale Gas Environmental Summit

SMi's 4th Shale Gas Environmental Summit, taking place in London on 22-23 October, will tackle the latest industry issues by sorting the myths and facts surrounding pollution and seismic activity, debating legislation currently in place and the evolution of policy for better regulation, evaluating the technological advancements in environmentally sustainable fracking solutions, analysing public-private awareness & engagement initiatives, discussing environmental risk management and assessing the reality of shale gas as an economically viable alternative to meet the UK and Europe’s increasing energy consumption.

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London (PRWEB UK) 22 June 2013

Investments in shale gas drilling could yield an industry worth nearly £4bn a year to the UK economy and create more than 70,000 jobs, according to a new report from the Institute of Directors (IoD), becoming a "new North Sea" energy business in the process.
(Source: The Guardian, 22 May, http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/22/shale-gas-investments-uk-economy)

However, concerns remain over environmental risks over pollution and seismic activity which SMi’s 4th Shale Gas Environmental Summit focusses on with key presentations addressing:

  •     The myths from the facts surrounding pollution and seismic activity
  •     How to navigate the regulatory landscape currently in place and the evolution of policy for better legislation
  •     Evaluate the technology advances in environmentally sustainable hydraulic fracturing solutions
  •     Public-private awareness & engagement initiatives
  •     Discuss environmental risk management
  •     The reality of shale gas as an economically viable alternative to meet the UK and Europe’s increasing energy

Expert Speaker Panel includes:

  •     Keisuke Sadamori, Director, Energy Markets and Security, IEA
  •     Scott Foster, Director of Sustainable Energy Division, UN Economic Commission for Europe
  •     David Kennedy, Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change
  •     Kevin Skipworth, CVO, Agent General, Government of Western Australia
  •     Vanessa Harvard Williams, Partner and Global Head of Environment and Climate Change Team, Linklaters
  •     Rob Foulkes, Senior Associate, Critical Resource
  •     Corin Taylor, Senior Economic Advisor, Institute of Directors
  •     Dr Marco Althaus, Professor of Social Sciences, Wildau Technical University
  •     Jake White, Lawyer, Friends of the Earth

For more information, visit http://www.smi-online.co.uk/2013shale2.asp

Alternatively, contact Darryl Moxon on +44 (0) 20 7827 6066 or email dmoxon(at)smi-online(dot)co.uk


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