Shale energy trends, challenges focus of EarthTalks seminar

Dave Yoxtheimer Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Shale energy development has surged over the last decade. Many scientists see it as a step toward the transition to renewable energy sources, but it comes with environmental concerns. David Yoxtheimer, assistant research professor and extension specialist, will discuss the science and technology of shale energy development, and how to combine research, policy and technology to mitigate the environmental issues while meeting society’s energy needs.

The seminar will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, April 20, and broadcast through Zoom at The talk is free and open to the public.

Yoxtheimer’s talk is part of the spring 2020 EarthTalks series, "Societal Problems, EESI Science towards Solutions." The series features scientists from Penn State’s Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) and explores the human impacts on the global environment and how to apply this knowledge to decision-making. The series runs every Monday through April 27. 

The spring 2020 EarthTalks series is supported by the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute.

Last Updated April 14, 2020