Kansas City Passes Benchmarking Law for Large Buildings

Kansas City, Missouri Resoundingly Passes a Benchmarking and Transparency Ordinance for Large Buildings NRDC Switchboard, June 5, 2015. Image credit: Unsplash Kansas City, Missouri has just joined the prestigious collection of progressive American cities with a benchmarking and transparency ordinance for large existing buildings. Fittingly entitled the Energy Empowerment Ordinance, Kansas City’s city council voted12-1 … Read more

Missouri Cooperative Takes the Plunge Into Solar


Missouri co-op to be first in state to launch community solar Midwest Energy News, February 3, 2015 Rural electric cooperatives in states across the Midwest have been investing in community solar in recent years and now, Missouri is joining their ranks. A co-op that serves about 18,000 customers just north of Kansas City is starting construction … Read more

Ameren Missouri Disputes Free Ridership in Their First Impact Evaluation

The first year of Ameren Missouri’s efficiency rebate program brought far more savings than regulators, consumer advocates and even the utility itself expected. But Ameren says it should get credit for even more, sparking opposition from the state’s consumer advocate in a case that could set a precedent for rules intended to push consumers and utilities to save energy.