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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 […]

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 […]

Will climate change impact fall colors?

It’s the time of year when deciduous trees turn brilliant hues of red, orange and yellow. But in some parts of the country, the fall foliage display is becoming shorter and leaves are turning brown. Could climate change be impacting the intensity of fall tree foliage colors?

Most scientists agree that an uptick in the intensity of hurricanes, […]

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. […]

Take the bus for free on Election Day

Get a free ride to the polls on Election Day, November 6 on RideKC bus routes throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. All RideKC routes will offer free fares all day to make it easier for citizens to vote.

“Exercising the right to vote is so important that we want to make it as easy as possible […]