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?
Getting gas right: Australia’s energy challenge – a Grattan Institute report
Engineering Energy: Unconventional Gas Production – an ACOLA report
Chair: Prof Andrew Garnett – Director, Centre for Coal Seam Gas, University of Queensland
Speakers and panel:
- Mr Tony Wood – Energy Program Director, Grattan Institute
- Dr Vaughan Beck – Deputy-Chair, ACOLA Working Group on Engineering Energy
- Ms Deb Kerr – Manager, Natural Resource Management, National Farmers’ Federation
- Prof Mike Sandiford – Director, Melbourne Energy Institute
Wednesday 21 August 2013
Registration at 5.45 pm Seminar 6.00 to 7.30 pm
State Library of Queensland – Auditorium 1, Stanley Place, South Brisbane QLD 4101
This event is being hosted in conjunction with UQ Energy and Melbourne Energy Institute.