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The Future of Coal and Gas in Australia: Seminar

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on June 15th, 2012

27 June , 2012
6:30 pmto8:00 pm


Coal-seam gas pipe-laying machine photo by Jeremy Buckingham MLC via flickr CC

Energy analysts and commentators envisage coal and gas playing major, if not dominant roles in supplying an energy hungry world for many decades. Australia is a major exporter of coal, and coal-based electricity underpins our standard of living. Gas development is undergoing a revolution driven by technologies that extract it from coal seams and shales and the scale is mind boggling. Yet an effective response to climate change means the combustion of coal and gas as we know it today must cease by mid-century.

This seminar in our Energy Futures Series will examine this conundrum, one of the major challenges of our time.

6.30-8pm Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, The University of Melbourne

Register here for this free event or visit the website to find out more.