As coal seam gas (CSG) continues to gain attention and generate controversy, the AusSMC is running a series of online background briefings to help journalists sift through the hype and understand the facts.
Briefing 3: Is it worth it? – focusing on how coal seam gas compares with Australia’s other energy options.
- The pros and cons of CSG: Is coal seam gas greener than other forms of energy?
- Why is CSG seen as having a key role in the move to renewable energy?
- What does the Queensland Government Water Commission draft report mean for CSG?
- Will CSG become a predominant form of energy in Australia or will the majority continue to be exported?
- What impact will increases in global energy demand have on demand for CSG?
- What regulations are in place to look after our water resources?
- Where are the gaps in regulation?
- How do Australia’s regulations compare with other countries?
DATE: Wednesday 23 May
START TIME: 10.30am AEST
DURATION: 50 min
- Professor Chris Moran, Interim Director of the Centre for Coal Seam Gas and Director of the Sustainable Minerals Institute at the University of Queensland | Chris’s presentation
- Dr Hugh Saddler, is an energy policy expert who is a Principal Consultant with Pitt & Sherry and an Adjunct Professor in the Fenner School of Environment and Society and an Associate of the Centre for Climate Economics & Policy, Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University | Hugh’s presentation
- Associate Professor Samantha Hepburn, Centre for Rural and Regional Law and Justice, School of Law, Deakin University in Victoria | Samantha’s presentation
A coal seam gas resource page is now available with:
- Infographic on CSG extraction
- Coal seam gas in a Nutshell
- Links to previous coal seam gas background briefings
NB: The AusSMC generally runs two different types of media briefings:
NEWS BRIEFINGS – Where new research or data will be released as part of the briefing
BACKGROUND BRIEFINGS – Where experts discuss an issue which is in the news or an issue we consider newsworthy, but no new research or data is being released