Friday, April 22, 2011

Shale Gas South Africa..Conference

18 July 2011 - 21 July 2011 The Hyatt Regency, Rosebank, JHB

SAAEA invited to attend this conference to create awareness of renewable energy as an alternative to shale gas exploration.

Your Speaker line-up includes:

• Warwick Blyth, CEO, South African Oil and Gas Alliance
• Bonang Mohale, Chairman, Shell Oil Products Africa
• Paul Eardley-Taylor, Head of Energy, Utilities, and Infrastructure, Standard Bank
• Chris Faulkner, CEO, Breitling Oil and Gas - USA
• Lizel Oberholzer, Director, Bowman Gilfillan
• Cornelis van der Waal, Energy and Power Business Unit Leader, Frost and Sullivan
• Alwyn Smith, Owner, Southern African Alternative Energy Association
• Warren Beech, Partner, Webber Wentzel
• Dr Daniel Mikes, Sedimentary Geologist, University of Stellenbosch
• Stephen Mills, Technical Compliance Manager, Petroleum Agency of South Africa
• Saliem Fakir, Head of the Living Planet Unit, World Wildlife Fund
20% discounted conference rates for members of SAAEA 


Jonathan Deal said...

What is renewable about shale gas?

SAAEA said...

We are attending to create awareness of renewable energy as an alternative to shale gas exploration.
Alwyn Smith.

Anonymous said...

Haha! Jonathan your comment says it best. The era of fossil fuels is over, it's time for clean forms of energy! (solar, wind, geothermal, tidal)

Unknown said...

Shale gas should not even be considered in a country with rich solar, wind and tidal energy potential. Not to mention the water scarcity issue in South Africa and the horrific effects that shale gas extraction has had on water reserves in (among other) Australia and America. By 2020 water scarcity will be a national crisis, where energy will only become a serious problem by 2035. We have the ocean on three sides of our country! let's utilise it!

Yetypu said...

What is renewable about solar, wind, geothermal, tidal …?

Wind turbines are dirty & last 5 years; solar panels don't last either & also require dirty rare earth mining; geothermal uses wells & pumps; tidal is in its infancy & requires transmission pylons …

A conference comparing all forms of energy seems a good idea. Pity I can't be there.