Lords to take evidence from green campaigners on shale gas

21 October 2013

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee will tomorrow take evidence from Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund as they continue their inquiry into the economic impact of shale gas and oil on UK energy policy. 


The Committee will ask the witnesses for their views on the development of shale gas in the UK, what the possible physical and environmental risks of shale gas and oil extraction are for the UK and what impact increased use of shale gas and oil might have on the UK meeting its existing emissions targets.

The Committee will the then take evidence from Professor Richard Muller, Professor of Physics at the University of California. He will be asked for his views on the prospects for shale gas and oil extraction in the UK.

The evidence sessions will take place on Tuesday 22 October in Committee Room  1 of the House of Lords. The full details are:

3:35pm     
Craig Bennett, Director of Policy and Campaigns, Friends of the Earth.
Dr Doug Parr, Chief Scientist and Policy Director, Greenpeace UK.
Nick Molho, Head of Policy (Climate & Energy), WWF-UK.

4:30pm    
Professor Richard Muller, Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley.