Proceedings of the Workshop on "Shale Gas in the EU : Its Impact on the Environment and the Energy Policy, from the Perspective of Petitions Received"

15-10-2012

In the context of the work which the European Parliament has undertaken on this important and controversial subject Petitions Committee organised this workshop to provide a platform for petitioners and experts to compare, contrast and confront their views. Answering to the allegations, questions and demands of different petitioners (from France, Romania, Poland, Bulgaria, United Kingdom and Germany), the experts highlight the important implications of shale gas exploration on the environment and the climate, and at the same time its potential significance in terms of the diversification of energy supply and security. In addition to the petitioners and the members' representatives of the shale gas industry, Member States and European Commission officials have been invited to take the floor.

In the context of the work which the European Parliament has undertaken on this important and controversial subject Petitions Committee organised this workshop to provide a platform for petitioners and experts to compare, contrast and confront their views. Answering to the allegations, questions and demands of different petitioners (from France, Romania, Poland, Bulgaria, United Kingdom and Germany), the experts highlight the important implications of shale gas exploration on the environment and the climate, and at the same time its potential significance in terms of the diversification of energy supply and security. In addition to the petitioners and the members' representatives of the shale gas industry, Member States and European Commission officials have been invited to take the floor.

Külső szerző

Florent Pelsy and Marta Ballesteros (Legal analysis of petitions on shale gas extraction) , Michael LaBelle (Analysis of the petitions from Bulgaria and Poland on shale gas extraction) , John Broderick and Kevin Anderson (Regulation of the Unconventional fossil fuels extraction - Climate Change Considerations) , Matthias Altmann and Werner Zittel (Analysis of the petition from Germany on shale gas extraction)