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Hop on an electric bike with RideKC Bike

New electric bikes will soon be rolling out on Kansas City streets through RideKCBike, a unique ride sharing partnership with RideKC and Drop Mobility.

This new system will ultimately result in 150 e-assist bikes with a feature app-based, “lock-to” technology that will work alongside the existing bike share system. Using a smartphone app, a user locates a bike near them and […]

Get better fuel economy when it’s cold

As the weather dips below freezing, your gas mileage can drop as much as 22 percent for a gas-powered vehicle and 34 percent for a hybrid or electric vehicle.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), cold weather affects your vehicle in more ways than you might expect. For example:

It takes longer for your engine […]

Switch to energy-efficient lighting

As we enter the dark days of winter, it’s time to replace incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient lighting and join the LED Challenge.

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) challenges everyone to switch out at least one inefficient bulb for an LED.  If every U.S. household replaced just one old bulb with an LED, the NRDC […]

Unplug home energy vampires and save $165

This Halloween while vampires are slinking through the streets, unplug the energy vampires lurking inside your home and save up to $165 a year in energy costs.

Electronic appliances consume power even when they are switched off or in standby mode but still plugged in, creating vampire energy and costing consumers hundreds of dollars each year. […]

KC cuts greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent

The city of Kansas City, MO has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below year 2000 levels, surpassing its goal of a 30-percent reduction by 2020, according to a new KCMO Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory Update.

“The achievement of surpassing the city’s goal of reducing GHG emissions from municipal operations is a major milestone […]