Essential Pittsburgh
5:35 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Is There a Rational Middle When it Comes to Energy Policy?

Paul Guggenheimer and Gregory Kallenberg
Credit Rebecca Harris

How do you create compromise when it comes to the divisive issue of energy and sustainability? We discussed that question with Gregory Kallenberg, creator of the Rational Middle Energy Series, which is making a stop in Pittsburgh this week.

The series is made up of 22 films, so viewers can start at whatever level they want, learning about the basics of energy or something deeper like transportation or conservation.

Kallenberg says that not everyone may agree with the placement of natural gas wells or wind turbines, but the benefits can outweigh the costs, and energy is something that everyone uses.

“Everything around us has something to do with or has touched energy, or been influenced by energy or is being powered by energy right now, so really it’s a function of our needs that are driving the supply.”