Coal’s last gasp

August 21st, 2016

letter in The Kansas City Star August 21, 2016 Last month, the Energy Information Administration released its 2016 Annual Energy Outlook. U.S. coal production is projected to decline 26 percent between 2015 and 2040. The decline will continue with or without the Clean Power Plan. In a coal-consuming state like Missouri, the plan will speed […]

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Missouri Sun Solar now 9th fastest growing energy company nationally

August 20th, 2016

from KY3 August 20, 2016 SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) — Missouri Sun Solar is a rising star in the energy business. New orders for solar panel installations are streaming in as steady as light from the sun. The company was founded in 2012 with two employees, they’ve now flared to 130 employees. INC magazine ranks MSS, founded in […]

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July 2016 Was the Hottest Month In Recorded History

August 16th, 2016

from the Missouri Injury Blog August 16, 2016 The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has observed a record-breaking temperature last July, making it the hottest month on Earth since instrumental records began in 1880. According to the data released by NASA, the global average surface temperatures in July were 0.84 degrees Celsius, or 1.51 degrees […]

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Competitive marketplace for energy drives lower costs, cleaner air

August 12th, 2016

from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch August 12, 2016 When it comes to energy generation, business as usual is hurting Missouri. Antiquated state laws are holding back investments in cheaper, cleaner electricity from renewable sources. The state’s biggest job creators have voiced concerns that they would like to build and buy renewable energy through stable, long-term […]

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Researchers say making buildings more efficient could cut utility costs in Missouri

August 11th, 2016

from St. Louis Public Radio August 11, 2016 The federal Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution could provide tremendous financial savings for property owners in Missouri, according to research from the Georgia Institute of Technology. While the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan does not explicitly require buildings to adopt certain energy efficient standards, it […]

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Missouri must change its floodplain policies

August 10th, 2016

from the Hannibal Courier-Post August 10, 2016 Missouri is a state defined by our great rivers. These rivers have been made famous worldwide by Mark Twain, Thomas Hart Benton, Paul Robeson, and other great artists. But based on how local governments treat these rivers, one would think they were nothing more than fetid drainage ditches. […]

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Renewable Energy Is Key to Fighting Climate Change

July 26th, 2016

from the NRDC July 26, 2016 Renewable energy is one of the most effective tools we have in the fight against climate change, and there is every reason to believe it will succeed. A recent New York Times column seems to imply that renewable energy investments set back efforts to address climate change—nothing could be further from […]

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Why This Summer Is So Hot—And Why the Future Will Be So Much Hotter

July 19th, 2016

from TIME July 19, 2016 A massive heat wave stretching from sea to shining sea is hitting the U.S. this week, promising temperatures well above 100°F in large swaths of the country. Meteorologists say heat waves like this one hit the northern hemisphere every year—even if they do not typically cover such a broad area—but in the […]

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City council champions a healthier community

July 5th, 2016

letter in the Columbia Daily Tribune July 5, 2016 Time to celebrate, Columbia! On June 6 Columbia became the first city in Missouri to adopt a “solar-ready” provision in the building code for new homes. This means homeowners wanting to invest in renewable energy will face fewer barriers to solar energy and fewer costs for […]

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