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Is there a future for fracking

30th January 2019, 18:00 to 19:00, Rosemary Cramp Lecture Theatre, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University

The debate will cover the advantages and disadvantages of fracking, how necessary fracking is for UK energy security, its impact on climate change and whether or not it has a long-term future. Student Energy Durham, works alongside the Durham Energy Institute to provide students with a diverse range of talks and workshops on the world of energy. Their first public event of 2019 debates the hotly contested topic of fracking through an informed and balanced panel.

The panel will include the following 4 speakers:

  • Prof. Jon Gluyas: Executive Director of the Durham Energy Institute and Professor of Geoenergy, Carbon Capture and Storage at Durham University.
  • Prof. Richard Davies: Founder and first Director of the Durham Energy Institute and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Engagement & Internationalisation) of Newcastle University. Project Lead at ReFINE, the leading international research consortium on fracking (
  • Susan Wesley: From People & Planet.
  • Natascha Engel: Commissioner for Shale Gas. Acting as a direct communication link between local communities, the shale gas industry and regulators.

The debate will be followed by a drinks reception.

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