Anti-frackers and waste management experts questioned on shale gas

10 December 2013

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee questions campaigners against fracking in Lancashire alongside representatives of Lancashire business, followed by energy advisors, as part of its inquiry into the possible economic impact of shale gas and oil on the UK.


On Tuesday 10 December, Committee Room 3 of the House of Lords

At 3.35 pm

  • John Kersey, Lancashire Chairman of the Institute of Directors
  • Lee Petts, Managing Director of Remsol Ltd; and
  • Ian Roberts and Tina Rothery, of the Residents’ Action on Fylde Fracking (RAFF)

The Committee will explore the witnesses’ attitudes to shale gas exploration and development, particularly in Lancashire, including  concerns the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing, such as water, contamination and earth tremors.

At 4.30 pm

  • Peter Atherton, Head of Equity Research – Utilities, Liberum Capital
  • Philip Lambert, Lambert Energy Advisory
  • Peter Hughes, Peter Hughes Energy Advisory

The Committee will ask the witnesses about likely timescales for shale gas exploration and development in the UK; the likely impact of shale gas on the UK’s energy mix; any lessons that the UK could learn from the development of shale gas in the United States; if the development of material volumes of shale gas will force significant changes in UK energy policy; and if the Government is doing enough to encourage shale gas exploration and development.

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