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Panel Debate on Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) and Shale Gas in the UK


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The Leeds Energy Society presents a "Question Time" style debate on the pros and cons of shale gas extraction in the UK

Date and Time

18 March 2014 - 18:30-20:30


Leeds, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Jointly organised by the Yorkshire North and Yorkshire West local networks.

About this event

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The Leeds Energy Society in association with IET North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Networks presents an  expert panel debate on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for shale gas in the UK: open to all students, staff, academics and members of the public. Click here for an introduction to the issues.


Professor Andrew Heyes - Professor of Energy Technology and Environment, University of Leeds

The Panel:

Professor John Barrett - Professor of Sustainability Research, University of Leeds

Dr. John Blaymires - Chief Operating Officer at IGas Energy PLC

Simon Bowens - Friends of the Earth’s regional campaigner for Yorkshire and the Humber and the North East.

Dr. Liam Herringshaw - PDRA in the ReFINE group (Research Fracking IN Europe), University of Durham

Cllr. Andrew Cooper - Green Party Councillor for Kirklees and environmental spokesperson for the party

We expect this event to be popular so please print your free ticket to ensure entrance. The event will take place in the University Refectory starting with complementary refreshments at 18.30. Free parking is available at the University after 16.00 and is best reached via Woodhouse Lane.

Additional information

For further details go to the Leeds Energy website at:

Registration information

To secure a place, free tickets will be possible via the Energy Leeds website (or go direct to this Eventbrite link)

All welcome - feel free to turn up on the night 

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