The Energy and Climate Change Committee will hold the final public evidence hearing of its ‘Shale Gas’ inquiry at 9.15 am on Tuesday 5 April 2011 in Room 8 [updated], Palace of Westminster.
Who will the Committee hear from?
At 9.15 am: Department of Energy and Climate Change
Charles Hendry MP, Minister of State
Simon Toole, Director of Oil and Gas Licensing, Exploration and Development
Which topics will be covered?
- What are the prospects for shale gas in the UK, and what are the risks of rapid depletion of shale gas resources?
- What are the implications of large discoveries of shale gas around the world for UK energy and climate change policy, including investment in renewables?
- What are the risks and hazards associated with drilling for shale gas?
- How does the carbon footprint of shale gas compare to other fossil fuels?
- Is there a case for calling a moratorium on shale gas exploration until the local-pollution and global-environmental impacts are better understood?