Unconventional Gas is here: it presents challenges and opportunities
Sound policies and public acceptance, based on fact – not fear – are key to balancing prosperity and environment.
Key articles in the December issue of ATSE Focus include:
Massive challenges, but we must meet them
By Craig Simmons
We need a much greater effort to quantify the likelihood of ‘something bad’ happening due to ‘fracking’ or coal seam gas extraction, and over what time and spatial scales it may occur.
Looking after our land and water
By John Williams and Ann Milligan
A whole-of-system framework is needed to deal with the interacting impacts of multiple land uses, including gas development, on the necessity of retaining landscape functionality
The opportunities and challenges for unconventional gas
By Peter Cook and Vaughan Beck
A reliance on market forces to let the strongest float to the top seems doomed to condemn us to reliance on good luck more than strategy.
Also in this issue:
- Time for a new approach to the social licence issue
- Science is key to future onshore gas development
- Regulatory reforms required for unconventional gas
- Alan Finkel is new Chief Scientist
- New leaders for ATSE Forums
- Rethinking Australian urban transport
- New technologies are agribusiness key
- Name change and graphic upgrade for ATSE
- Collaboration trumps complexity in additive manufacturing