Entries by David Albrecht

School Fleet Alternative Fuels Summit 11 15 2017

Clean, alternative fuels are the future of school district transportation. Propane, natural gas and electric vehicle options are becoming mainstream, and Kansas City districts are already committing to these alternatives to diesel buses. Alternative fuels give school districts a new approach to long-term substantial fuel savings, while protecting students from the risks of diesel emissions. […]

Volkswagen Settlement Presentations

Catch up on news about the Volkswagen Settlement with these presentations! Included are an overview of the dispute, a breakdown of settlement funding for Missouri and Kansas, as well as a timeline regarding the use of the Environment Mitigation Trust. Overview KS 9-8-2017 for web KS VW Presentation MO VW Presentation

Home Energy Efficiency Open House – 10:00 – 3:00 Saturday October 21st

    Metropolitan Energy Center invites you to our second Home Energy Open House on Saturday, October 21st from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at 917 Emmanuel Cleaver II Boulevard in Kansas City, MO  64110.  It’s is all about home energy efficiency, and how you can make it a reality in your home.  This free […]

US DOE Honors Kansas City Leader For Clean Cities Success

  Kansas City Regional Clean Cities Coordinator Kelly Gilbert Inducted into Clean Cities Hall of Fame KANSAS CITY – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) honored Kansas City Regional Clean Cities Coordinator Kelly Gilbert for her dedication and outstanding accomplishments in reducing Missouri and Kansas’s dependence on petroleum in transportation. DOE’s National Clean Cities Director […]

KC Clean Cities Awarded $3.8 Million DOE Grant For Clean Fuel Build-out

  (30 August 2017) – Metropolitan Energy Center and Kansas City Regional Clean Cities are delighted to have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy for federal funding to move the adoption of clean, domestic fuels even further into the transportation mainstream.  The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced yesterday that Kansas […]

BPU Wants To Bring Energy Savings To Your Neighborhood

 (KANSAS CITY, Kan.) — The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) is looking to collaborate with community partners and neighborhood groups to offer educational workshops for Wyandotte County residents. Together with our community partners, we have the opportunity to positively encourage and engage individuals and families to enjoy energy savings. Providing and promoting energy […]

Diesel School Bus Funding Opportunity – Missouri

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Air Pollution Control Program is expecting to receive a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The grant funding comes from a federal program called the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA). The funding for this program is not part of the Volkswagen Settlement. Details about the process for […]

Fall 2017 Clean Cities Internship Opportunity

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Internship supporting energy-related programs for Metropolitan Energy Center, specifically for the Kansas City Regional and the Central Kansas Clean Cities Coalitions. We will consider the intern’s program interests during placement; responsibilities may include any of the following, depending on our needs and the intern’s experience, skills and interests: Meeting and event coordination Conducting […]