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Unconventional gas - energy saviour or environmental problem?


Melbourne Australia

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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 Director 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

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