solar power http://kbia.org en Unitarian church embraces environmental stewardship with green initiative http://kbia.org/post/unitarian-church-embraces-environmental-stewardship-green-initiative <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Three years ago, Larry </span>Lile<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> became his own boss. He started a consulting group that does energy audits of businesses and helps plan sustainable buildings.</span></p><p>His favorite part is the short walk to work: “I have about a 15-step walk to the office.”</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Abigail Keel 50333 at http://kbia.org Unitarian church embraces environmental stewardship with green initiative Ameren wants to end solar rebates http://kbia.org/post/ameren-wants-end-solar-rebates <p>Missouri&#39;s largest utility, Ameren Missouri, is seeking an early halt to a solar rebate program that rewards consumers for using alternative energy sources.</p><p>Kansas City Power &amp; Light made a similar request in July.</p><p>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/19H2I0B">reports</a> Ameren Missouri is asking the Missouri Public Service Commission for permission to curtail payment of millions of dollars in solar rebates before the year&#39;s end.</p><p>The company says it has received more than $35 million in solar rebate requests, creating a financial strain.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 21:16:06 +0000 Associated Press 42225 at http://kbia.org Ameren wants to end solar rebates Conference brings renewable energy experts to Columbia http://kbia.org/post/conference-brings-renewable-energy-experts-columbia <p>Renewable energy was the topic of a conference on the MU campus today. About 180 people from around the Midwest gathered to hear from experts on the future of wind, biomass and solar energy in the region.</p><p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 22:48:10 +0000 Harum Helmy 11272 at http://kbia.org Conference brings renewable energy experts to Columbia