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Unplug home energy vampires and save money

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. […]

Did your HOA rules stop you from installing solar?

If your homeowner’s association has restricted you from installing solar panels on your house in the past, then it’s time to check again as some state legislatures, including Missouri, are changing the rules to allow solar.

Beginning January 1, 2023, homeowner’s associations (HOA) in Missouri can no longer prohibit residential solar panels, thanks to a new […]

KC passes Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan

Kansas City set a roadmap for drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions with approval of a new Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan.

City leaders, city staff, professional consultants and the KC Climate Protection Steering Committee comprised of neighborhood, community and regional leaders developed the 133-page plan which was approved by the KC City Council on August 25.

“Climate action cannot […]

Rebuild KC offers neighborhood grants

Could your neighborhood benefit from new trees, a community garden, solar installation or an affordable housing project?

The city of Kansas City just announced a new Rebuild KC Neighborhood Grand program to encourage better neighborhoods with projects that promote affordable housing, sustainable streetscapes, blight elimination, violence prevention, energy efficiency, solar and renewable energy and overall healthy […]

Evergy seeks $42-million in energy savings for Kansans

Evergy has proposed an energy-efficiency package that would provide Kansas residents and businesses with an estimated $42-million in energy-efficiency savings, with $13 million for low-income and rural customers.

The proposal for nine core residential and business energy-efficiency programs for its’ Kansas customers was presented to the Kansas Corporation Commission on December 17. If approved, Evergy estimates […]