North America's Shale Gas Resources; Energy and Environmental Perspectives

North America's Shale Gas Resources; Energy and Environmental Perspectives

Free lecture at Harvard Museum of Natural History on the costs and benefits of Shale Gas.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 6:00pm

Over the last decade, natural gas extracted from shale rock formations (shale gas) has become an important source of energy in North America. These abundant natural gas resources offer tremendous economic potential and are reshaping the landscape of energy production, including fossil, nuclear, and renewable energy options. Natural gas is also the lowest-emission fossil energy option available today. However, like other energy options, shale gas development has potential adverse impacts on our environment. Harvard Professor John Shaw will discuss where and how shale gas resources are found, the geologic processes responsible for their extraction and use.

Free event parking at 52 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA, 02138

Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History, Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

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