A Missouri advocate says addressing Kansas City’s urban heat island would help customers more than conventional efficiency programs.
A ratepayer advocate says tree planting and reflective roofs could produce broader benefits for a Kansas City utility’s customers than conventional energy efficiency investments such as lightbulb and appliance rebates. Missouri’s Office of Public Counsel is urging Evergy, whose latest energy-efficiency proposal for its Missouri customers is before state regulators, to consider a new strategy focused on cooling the city’s urban heat island.
Supporters split the bipartisan proposals into separate bills this session in hopes of overcoming opposition.
A new city ordinance requires larger multifamily buildings to offer at least two charging-ready spaces for electric vehicles.
The city of Warren hopes its aerial thermal images will help building owners recognize energy efficiency opportunities.
The Illinois utility’s pilot program will offer three separate rates that will save money for customers who avoid peak hours.