The Atkinson Center promotes and supports objective, interdisciplinary investigations and discourse on various issues related to natural gas drilling and carbon sequestration, particularly those relating to the Marcellus Shale formation.

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The Atkinson Center has provided seed funding through the Academic Venture Fund for the following related projects:

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Previous Events

  • Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Analysis of Natural Gas Extraction and Delivery in the United States (Abstract, Slides)
    May 12: Timothy J. Skone (National Energy Technology Laboratory, DOE)
  • The Role of Natural Gas in the Energy Mix of the Future (Abstract)
    May 3: Bill Langin (Shell)
  • Can We Get to Sustainable? Energy Resource Development in the 21st Century (Abstract & Bio)
    April 26: John P. Martin (JPMartin Energy Strategy LLC)
  • Politics in the Marcellus Shale: Fossil Fools and Fracking (Abstract)
    April 19: Lance Simmens (Special Asst. on Energy Issues to PA Gov. Rendell) and Josh Fox (Director of "Gasland")
  • Well Construction and Wellbore Integrity Evaluation (Abstract)
    April 12, 2011: Andrew Duguid (Schlumberger)
  • Balancing Environmental Tradeoffs Associated with Natural Gas Production (Abstract, Slides, Video)
    March 29, 2011: Richard Haut, PhD (Senior Research Scientist, Houston Advanced Research Center)
  • Developing Natural Gas in the Marcellus and other Shale Formations is Likely to Aggravate Global Warming (Slides, Video)
    March 15, 2011: Bob Howarth (EEB), Tony Ingraffea (CEE)
  • Gases in the Subsurface and the Marcellus (Slides, Video)
    March 8, 2011: L. M. Cathles (EAS)
  • Gas Drilling, Sustainability, & Energy Policy
    March 31-April 2, 2011: The Cornell Environmental Law Society hosted a two-day conference on energy policy, the global energy market, and the integral role the law can and must play in creating energy security and ensuring a sustainable future.