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The future of shale gas in Europe

QED Conference

Shale gas has become one of the most debated topics in Europe in the last couple of years. We are still awaiting the next steps from the European Commission. Even if the energy mix will remain a member state decision, a more integrated energy market must agree upon which energy sources would be considered sustainable and a welcome contribution towards the climate goals agreed upon. To take the next step we need to raise the question "which role could shale gas play and which risks are we facing if we accept an extensive use of Shale gas in Europe?" Discussion points•   Which role should shale gas have in the future integrated European Energy market?•   Does the United States underestimate the negative implications or should Europe learn from the US?•   Is shale gas a threat against the environment itself or mainly against other alternative energy sources?•   If shale gas becomes an important part of the European energy market, who should pay for the necessary investments in infrastructure?•   How would extensive extraction of shale gas affect the European gas market?•   Will REACH be a strong enough protection for chemicals the industry might want to use?•   Could shale gas be part of an energy infrastructure contributing to a low carbon, secure and inexpensive energy supply?•   How large is the potential for shale gas in Europe? What carbon footprints should we expect from shale gas?•   Is today's regulatory framework sufficient to develop sustainable shale gas industry in Europe?  Confirmed speakers Shailendra Mudgal Executive Director, BIO Intelligence Service - ModeratorEuropean Parliament, High-level MEP from ITREEuropean Commission - DG EnergyAcademicsUser-side representative etc.  Representatives from the EU Institutions (the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union including the member states’ permanent representations) as well as accredited journalists participate free of charge.For NGOs (not representing a commercial interest), there is a registration fee of €95 + VAT.For all other participants, there is a registration fee of €145 + VAT.Closing date for registration is 11 February 2014. Seats are limited.


18 Feb 2014 @ 02:30 pm

18 Feb 2014 @ 05:00 pm

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes


Management Center Europe

Rue de l'Aqueduc 118


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