Canadian Scientist to Speak on ‘Realities of Shale Gas’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – J. David Hughes, a fellow at the Post Carbon Institutes, will speak Wednesday night at Youngstown State University on “Shale Gas Reality Check: Revisiting the U.S. Department of Energy Play-by-Play Forecasts through 2040 from Annual Energy Outlook 2015.”

Hughes comes to YSU at the invitation of Ray Biersdorfer, professor of geological and environmental sciences, who established the speaker series “to discuss scientific, public health and policy research surrounding climate change, shale gas development and renewable energy.” The lecture is free and open to the public in Room B100 of Cushwa Hall.

Hughes is an earth scientist who has studied the energy resources of Canada nearly four decades, including 32 years with the Geological Survey of Canada as a scientist and research manager. He is president of a consultancy firm that researches energy and sustainability issues.

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