“What the FRACK is going on?” Unconventional oil and gas activities in Australia

 Monday 7 May 2018

From the NT to WA, in SA, VIC, NSW, and of course in QLD, unconventional oil and gas explorers and producers are pressuring Australian communities and governments to allow access to enormous new fossil fuel provinces. But aren’t we urgently meant to be moving away from fossil fuels? Tim Forcey describes “What the FRACK is going on”

Tim Forcey is a chemical engineer and energy researcher with over 35 years experience in the oil, gas and electricity industries in Australia and abroad. Tim has presented on certain impacts of unconventional oil and gas extraction, and on renewable-heat alternatives to gas, at community events and to local councils, parliamentarians and inquiries in New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Canberra, and Darwin.






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WHEN: 6:30 – 8pm Monday 7 May 2018

Cuming Theatre, Chemistry Building 153 

Masson Rd, Parkville VIC 3052

University of Melbourne

Getting there: Take any tram on Swanston Street and get off at Stop 1, Melbourne University.

Entry: Gold coin donation

All welcome.
Thank you to the University of Melbourne: Australian-German Climate and Energy College, Zero Carbon Australia supporters for sponsoring this event venue.
Everyone is welcome to come along to the pub to continue the discussion after 8pm!

For those who can’t attend you will find the video recording of this event on the BZE YouTube Channel and via a link on this page. 

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Further reading:

The Australia Institute: NT shale gas risks Australia’s Paris commitment

ABC News: How a fossil fuel geoscientist joined the fight against climate change

The Australia Institute: Majority of Territorians support keeping fracking moratorium

Tim Forcey will be joined by:

Mark Ogge, Principal Adviser at The Australia Institute

Dimitri Lafleur, PhD student at University of Melbourne’s Australian-German Climate and Energy College,

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