As Australia scopes out alternatives to coal and oil, attention is increasingly turning to Coal Seam Gas (CSG). Australia’s latest Energy White Paper suggests we are entering the golden age of gas and it forecasts that the CSG industry will triply by 2030. Already comprising 13% of Australia’s domestic gas supply and heralded as emitting 70% fewer emissions than coal, a range of questions surround CSG’s suitability as an energy alternative. These include its effects on the climate, local groundwater, soil, animal and human health and biodiversity. Hosted in Canberra, the seat of Federal Parliament and a city in which gas is being proposed as a major option for meeting our greenhouse gas mitigation targets, this forum aims to boost the national profile of this important issue.
Guest Panel Includes:
Senator Larissa Waters The Australian Greens
Dr Gavin Mudd Senior Lecturer in Environmental Engineering, Monash University
Carmel Flint Lock the Gate & the North West Environment Council
Ruth Armstrong Queensland Grain & Cotton Farmer
Sean Munro Australian Student Environment Network
WHEN: 18:00 for a 18:15 start, Wednesday 4th April WHERE: Pilgrim Conference Centre, 69 Northbourne Ave, Canberra CONTACT: RATTENBURY@parliament.act.gov.au 6205 0005