Details: The Jean Monnet Chair in History of European Integration and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland are holding a conference on the subject of SHALE GAS – A SOLUTION TO EU’S ENERGY PROBLEMS? It is being held on Monday 8 October 2012 from 18:30 at the Piaget conference room in the University of Luxembourg – Campus Walferdange (Building 3, Route de Dikirch, 7201 Walferdange). Free entrance.
Shale gas has revolutionized the North American energy landscape. Natural gas prices in the United States have fallen to 10-year lows, while at the same time the country has radically cut its carbon dioxide emissions, primarily through the displacement of coal with natural gas in power generation. However, can the shale gas projects which are now starting in the European Union ever match North America's success? Could shale gas become an alternative to nuclear energy? Is the method of extracting shale gas through hydraulic fracturing safe in a much more urbanised European environment? Finally, could shale gas make the EU independent of external gas sources and is it worth investing in European shale gas projects? The conference speakers will try to answer these and many other questions.
18:30 Welcome: Prof. Dr. Franck Leprévost, Vice-Rector of the University of Luxembourg
Introductory remarks: Bartosz Jałowiecki, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland
Speakers: Robert Goebbels, Member of European Parliament, Luxembourg’s former Minister of Economy and Minister of Energy; Prof. René Leboutte, Jean Monnet Chair in History of European Integration, University of Luxembourg; Tomasz Maj, Country Manager and Vice-President, Talisman Energy Polska; Prof. Jarosław Arabas, Warsaw University of Technology
Moderator: Jakub Adamowicz, EU affairs journalist, Luxemburger Wort
20:30 Reception with Polish food specialties
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Venue: Campus Walferdange (Building 3, Route de Dikirch, 7201 Walferdange)
Organiser: Jean Monnet Chair in History of European Integration and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland
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