Entries by KellyMEC

Case Study: School District’s Propane Buses Go Beyond Cost Savings

District: Grain Valley School District Industry: Education Location: Grain Valley, Missouri Vehicles: (14) 2018 IC Bus CE Series propane autogas-fueled buses Fueling: On-site propane autogas station Challenge With aging diesel buses to replace, a Missouri school district looked to alternative fuel options that would save money on fuel and maintenance. Result The Grain Valley School […]

Getting a handle on home energy costs with utility rebates

So, here we are in mid-winter, with months of seasonal utility bills looming. What to do if you’re looking to take a bite out of energy costs? There are plenty of DIY approaches—whole books of them, in fact. However, this article will cover the existing rebate programs available to KC-area residents if they’re customers of the area’s two main electric and natural gas utilities: KCP&L & Spire. These incentives fall into two […]

CELEBRATING 35 YEARS – Metropolitan Energy Center is celebrating 35 years of energy transformation in the heartland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CELEBRATING 35 YEARS – Metropolitan Energy Center is celebrating 35 years of energy transformation in the heartland Join us to celebrate 35 years of energy efficiency achievements, and to support the future of energy conservation and clean transportation in the heartland. Media contact:  Beth Pauley, beth@metroenergy.org 402-469-4091 Monday, October 22nd MEC 35th […]

The three organizations who contributed to Kansas City’s #1 rated Electric Vehicle ecosystem in the US celebrate National Drive Electric Week

The three organizations who contributed to Kansas City’s #1 rated Electric Vehicle ecosystem in the US celebrate National Drive Electric Week Media contact: Beth Pauley, beth@metroenergy.org Tuesday, September 4th 402-469-4091 Kansas City, MO – Metropolitan Energy Center is joining Kansas City Power & Light and Black and Veatch to celebrate National Drive Electric Week!  Black and […]

MEC is Looking for a Fall ’18/Spring ’19 paid intern!

Kansas City Clean Cities Coalition University Workforce Development Program Paid Internship Announcement ABOUT: The Clean Cities internship will give students the opportunity to grow public awareness and expand the markets of advanced vehicle technologies, alternative fuels, and practices that reduce the consumption of petroleum. Students in the past have participated in research, outreach activities, public […]

Kansas City Clean Cities and Central Kansas Clean Cities comments on KS VW Mitigation Plan

Dear Director Brunetti, Mr. Watson and Ms. Waters: Metropolitan Energy Center, Kansas City Regional Clean Cities and Central Kansas Clean Cities appreciate the opportunity to submit comments on behalf of our members and stakeholders regarding the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (“KDHE”) draft mitigation plan for the use of the funds available to Kansas […]

Join us for a “Speed Greening” Energy Efficient Networking Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ENERGY SOLUTIONS HUB with Metropolitan Energy Center can help you save on energy costs and live in a more comfortable climate year round. “Speed Greening” – Speed Dating, Energy Efficiency style! Media contact: Beth Pauley, beth@metroenergy.org Tuesday, August 21st 402-469-4091   Kansas City, MO – Metropolitan Energy Center is joining Kansas City Power […]

What are Biofuels?

By Tami Alexander, Central Kansas Clean Cities Coordinator According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s January 2018 Monthly Energy Review, CO2 emissions for the transportation sector have now surpassed emissions for electricity generation. Greenhouse gas emissions from transportation make up 27% of all emissions (EPA, 2018). So, what can we as consumers do to help? […]

Advancing Renewables in the Midwest Conference

Check out this conference focused on advancing renewable energy in Missouri!  The purpose of the “Advancing Renewables in the Midwest” conference is to identify, display, and promote programs, policies, and projects that enhance the use of renewable energy resources in the Midwest for the economic benefit of the region. The focus of speaker topics and […]

WEBINAR for Natural Gas Trucks: 5 Key Things Fleet Operators Should Know

Considering converting your fleet to compressed natural gas?  Join this complimentary webinar, sponsored by Quantum Fuel Systems, to learn more about the environmental and economic benefits of natural gas trucks. When:  April 4th at 12:00 P.M. CST What:  Webinar for fleet operators who are considering converting their fleets to natural gas.  This complimentary webinar will […]