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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 […]

KCP&L offers new Solar Subscription service

For KCP&L customers who would like to support solar energy, but are not able to purchase their own panels, KCP&L is offering a new Solar Subscription program that will help build a solar farm to increase the utility’s renewable energy production.

Last week, the Missouri Public Service Commission approved KCP&L’s plan to begin offering Missouri customers […]

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 […]

Tour passive solar, net-zero home & farm – New date: 10/14

Visit Urbavore Farm and tour the passive solar, net-zero home and farmstead built by two urban, organic farmer homesteaders who live a diverse, sustainable lifestyle with their two young boys on 13.5 acres in Kansas City, MO.

Farmers Brooke Salvaggio and Dan Heryer invite the public to see what a truly sustainable lifestyle looks like at their Hogs […]

Plug-in to National Drive Electric Week

Tap into the plug-in experiences of electric vehicle (EV) owners and check out their cars at more than 300 locations in coast-to-coast events during National Drive Electric Week from September 8 – 16.

 To find an event in the U.S., Canada and New Zealand, search Drive Electric Week using your city or zip code to locate the closest event. […]