Guests: Patrick Kerkstra and Mark Alan Hughes
Could Philadelphia become the next energy boomtown? Some people envision Philadelphia as an thriving energy hub, with pipelines from Marcellus Shale snaking through our region, bringing natural gas to processing plants scattered along the Delaware and Schuylkill riverfront. Journalist PATRICK KERKSTRA wrote about this idea in a recent article in Philadelphia Magazine entitled “Philadelphia + a Pipeline (or Two) = America’s Next Energy Hub.” We will talk to Kerkstra and MARK ALAN HUGHES, professor of practice at PennDesign and faculty director of The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania about how energy could affect our region’s future and MARK BROWNSTEIN, Associate Vice President and Chief Counsel for the U.S. Climate and Energy Program at the Environmental Defense Fund.