Second session on Shale Gas

17 February 2011

The Energy and Climate Change Committee will hold the second public evidence hearing of its ‘Shale Gas’ inquiry at 10.15 am on Tuesday 1 March 2011 in the Grimond room, Portcullis House (location subject to change). The Committee will hear from:


Who will they see?

At 10.15 am
Mark Miller, CEO, and
Dennis Carlton, Executive Director, Cuadrilla Resources
Andrew Austin, CEO, IGas Energy

At 11.15 am
Nick Grealy, Publisher, No Hot Air
Jonathan Craig, Fellow, Geological Society

All timings are approximate.


What 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?

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