London (PRWEB UK) 27 June 2014
A boom in shale gas "may be a blessing for the environment", according to academics at the University of Oxford. However there has been public concern about possible environmental and health risks, which has delayed the exploration and appraisal needed to assess the UK’s economically recoverable onshore shale gas reserves. Researchers have concluded that "When carefully regulated, impact on water could be minimised while greenhouse gas emissions would be reduced when unconventional gas crowds out coal and provides efficient backup for renewable power [...] Implementation of smart policies will be critical to ensure that these resources are not only a winner for politics and economics, but also for the environment".
(Source: Shale Dispatch, 5 June 2014, "Global shale gas boom potential ‘blessing’ for environment", http://www.shaledispatch.com/global-shale-gas-boom-potential-blessing-for-environment-oxford-university-paper/)
However strong public concern still remains over possible environmental and health risks such as groundwater pollution and seismic activity. It is against this backdrop that SMi’s 5th Shale Gas Environmental Summit will provide the ideal 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.
Speaker Panel includes:
To view the full speaker line-up and two-day conference programme, visit http://www.smi-online.co.uk/2014shale30.asp
Plus, don't miss the interactive full-day post-conference workshop:
Shale Gas - An Uncoventional Resource |29th October 2014 | Holiday Inn Regent's Park | 8:30 - 17:00 | Led by Ian Woolen & Patrick Seferovich, PI Energy Consultants