PRESS RELEASE: RPSEA to Present at the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference

RPSEA is pleased to announce its support in partnership with the Worldwatch Institute and the American Clean Skies Foundation, with generous support from the Fleischaker Companies, for a presentation in conjunction with the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009.  Vello A. Kuuskraa, president of Advanced Resources International, Inc., and a member of the Board of Directors and the Strategic Advisory Committee for the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA), will present his outlook on “World Resources of Gas Shales and Unconventional Gas” in Copenhagen, Denmark on December 12, 2009.  His talk is part of a panel on “The Evolving Role of Natural Gas: An Industry Perspective” during the special Saturday afternoon session on “Natural Gas, Renewables and Efficiency: Pathways to a Low-Carbon Economy,” in support of the climate change meetings and negotiations underway in Copenhagen. 

Kuuskraa’s talk will discuss how the discovery and development of gas shales and other unconventional gas resources in North America have led to a “paradigm shift” in the outlook for natural gas and the much larger role it could play in reducing emissions of CO2. Using the North American experience as the example, he will discuss how the development of gas shales and unconventional gas could provide similar impacts on energy security and CO2 emission reductions in Europe, China and other areas with large, prospective gas shale basins.  Other presenters include Christopher Flavin, president of the Worldwatch Institute, Aubrey McClendon, CEO of Chesapeake Energy, and Senator Timothy E. Wirth, president of the United Nations Foundation. 

This invitation only event will highlight the role that natural gas could play in emerging global energy systems and will be the inaugural event to kick off a global unconventional gas resource assessment led by RPSEA with team support from and RPSEA members Advanced Resources International, the Colorado Oil & Gas Association, the Gas Technology Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Texas A&M University and several other invited organizations. 

If you are interested in attending this event, or if you are interested in supporting the global gas resource assessment study, please contact Danette Mozisek with RPSEA at for further information.


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