Alumni Association Annual Lecture: ‘Shale-Fracking: Good or Breaking Bad?’, Bristol

8 May 2014, 6.30 PM - 8 May 2014, 6.30 PM

Dr Lew Watts (BSc 1974)

Dr Lew Watts (BSc 1974) gave the 44th Alumni Association Annual Lecture on Shale-Fracking: Good or Breaking Bad?
Dr Watts outlined the background to the growth in oil and gas fracking and provided a framework to explain why it has become so significant in the United States, before using that framework to analyse the likelihood of this energy source being exploited other areas of the world. Through this approach, he demolished myths on both sides of the argument and posed some pertinent environmental and economic questions.