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Unconventional gas – energy saviour or environmental problem?

The new “gas rush” created by the rise of unconventional gas technologies is a politically-charged issue. This seminar will explore questions such as how important might unconventional gas (CSG and shale gas) be to Australia’s economy and domestic energy sector, what are the implications for our energy market, and what are the environmental risks and can they be managed?

Background reading:

Getting gas right: Australia’s energy challenge – a Grattan Institute report
Engineering Energy: Unconventional Gas Production – an ACOLA report


Prof Mike Sandiford
Melbourne Energy Institute
University of Melbourne


Prof Peter Cook, CBE, FTSE
Chair, ACOLA Working Group on Engineering Energy
Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne

Mr Tony Wood
Energy Program Director
Grattan Institute

Ms Deb Kerr
Manager, Natural Resource Management
National Farmers’ Federation

Tuesday 2 July 2013
Seminar 6.00 to 7.30 pm

Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre
University of Melbourne
Building 158, Corner of Swanston Street and Monash Road
Parkville VIC 3052

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