Lords hear from journalists in fracking and shale gas inquiry

26 November 2013

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee will take evidence on fracking on Tuesday 26 November from journalists and film makers as it continues its inquiry into the potential economic impact of shale gas and oil in the UK.


At 3.35pm, Tuesday 26 November, Committee Room 3, House of Lords

  • Viscount Ridley
  • Nick Grealy
  • Phelim McAleer

The Committee will hear from Viscount (Matt) Ridley a scientist and journalist who regularly writes on environmental and energy issues, Nick Grealy, Director of No Hot Air an organisation dedicated to improving the public perception of shale energy and Phelim McAleer, producer of FrackNation, a documentary which aims to address perceived misinformation about fracking.

The Committee will question the witnesses about the potential economic benefits for the UK of shale gas, how much of the UK’s shale reserves is realistically extractable, the environmental impact and what should be done to make shale gas development acceptable to local communities affected and whether the UK has an appropriate regulatory regime as regards shale gas and oil.

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