Find common ground for shale gas development in Europe | Shale Gas Environmental Summit

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Shale Gas Environmental Summit 2013 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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SMi 4th Shale Gas Environmental Summit, taking place on 22-23 October in London, will assess the environmental impact of shale gas exploration, improve sustainability and ultimately maximise this abundant resource's commercial potential. The two-day event will feature presentations from senior industry figures addressing:

  • The myths from the facts surrounding pollution and seismic activity
  • Navigation through the regulatory landscape currently in place and the evolution of policy for better legislation
  • Evaluation of technology advances in environmentally sustainable hydraulic fracturing solutions
  • Analysis of public-private awareness and engagement initiatives
  • Discussion on environmental risk management
  • The reality of shale gas as an economically viable alternative to meet the UK and Europe’s increasing energy consumption

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
  • Ken Cronin, Chief Executive, UK Onshore Operations Group
  • Corin Taylor, Senior Economic Advisor, Institute of Directors
  • Michael Holgate, Independent Energy Consultant, Plexus Energy
  • Dr Marco Althaus, Professor of Social Sciences, Wildau Technical University
  • Jake White, Lawyer, Friends of the Earth

Network with Confirmed Attendees from companies including:
Centrica, Northern Petroleum, Lancashire County Council, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, British Geological Survey, International Energy Agency, MAN Diesel & Turbo UK Ltd, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP, GE Oil and Gas, Critical Resource, CNG Services Limited, The Global Warming Policy Foundation, Hill & Knowlton, Committee on Climate Change, Plexus Energy, University Of Central Lancashire, Government of Western Australia, Wildau Technical University, Chatham House, Institute Of Directors, UK Onshore Operations Group, Linklaters, University Of Leicester, Environment Agency, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) plus more to be added…

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