Michael LaBelle, assistant professor at CEU Business School and the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, presented a report on shale gas at a special workshop in the European Parliament in Brussels on Oct. 9. He presented a report he had been asked to write for the Citizens' Petitions Committee of the European Parliament, which addressed the concerns of citizens of Bulgaria and Poland about the risks associated with shale gas extraction, analyzing the policy and business risks. The report, and those of other experts, will be published by the European Parliament. LaBelle also presented the analysis, prepared with the help of the Department of Public Policy’s GR:EEN FP7 research project, at the Energy Risk Central and Eastern Europe conference in Budapest Nov. 6. For more information, see http://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/peti/events.html#menuzone.