Cuadrilla Resources, Britain’s first shale gas exploration license holder, claims a 500 square mile area around Blackpool, Preston and Southport contains enough methane to meet national gas demand for at least 50 years.
At the Environmental Gas Summit 2011, an alternative source of fuel should have the energy industry dancing in tandem, but the environmental implications of shale gas have left it dispersed, with each sector determined on fighting its own corner.
At the NEC Birmingham on 25 and 26 November, students, graduates and skilled professionals can visit the Professional Development Hub to obtain advice on career progression and professional qualifications.
The Institute-supported Hatfield Memorial Lecture will this year discuss nuclear reactors. Professor George Smith FRS, Emeritus Professor of Materials at Oxford University, will deliver the lecture on 6 December at 6.45pm in Sheffield.