The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy will host a lecture by Senior Fellow John Quigley November 7 on the Business Case for Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing in Philadelphia.
The business case for sustainable shale gas development involves creating a way to fully recognize and account for all of the risks and costs of unconventional natural gas development, and to value water and other ecosystem services in that process.
A bottom-line approach to sustainability can reconcile both society's and industry's goals and could propel advances in technology and best practices - and improve regulators' ability to adequately respond to this rapidly evolving industry.
Putting these principles into practice could minimize most of the current, much-debated risks of the unconventional oil and gas development. It would greatly support the natural gas industry’s social license to operate.
The lecture will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy Forum, 220 S. 34th St., Philadelphia.
Related Link:Center For Responsible Shale Development