monta welch http://kbia.org en Columbia City Council authorizes the building of a natural gas fueling station http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-authorizes-building-natural-gas-fueling-station <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Columbia City Council authorized a license agreement with a California-based fuel company to build and operate a compressed natural gas fueling station on City-owned property Tuesday night.</span></p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:41:25 +0000 Katie Moeller 40012 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council authorizes the building of a natural gas fueling station Earth Hour organizers say it's about more than electricity http://kbia.org/post/earth-hour-organizers-say-its-about-more-electricity <p></p><p align="left">The City of Columbia is encouraging people to turn off the lights in their homes and buildings this Saturday in celebration of the annual Earth Hour event. Earth Hour is a global program that promotes energy savings, and Columbia has participated in it each year since 2008.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:37:28 +0000 HyungJin Gill 30835 at http://kbia.org Earth Hour organizers say it's about more than electricity Columbia advocacy group calls for increase in renewable energy http://kbia.org/post/columbia-advocacy-group-calls-increase-renewable-energy <p></p><p></p><p>An activist group in Columbia is looking to increase the renewable energy standards for the city.</p><p>People’s Visioning meets monthly to generate ideas to improve energy use, transportation, education and development. The Columbia Climate Change Coalition sponsors the group and now, it wants to raise Columbia’s target percentage for renewable energy.</p><p>Right now, 8 percent of the city’s energy is renewable energy. The city wants to increase the amount of renewable energy used to 15 percent by 2022.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:00:27 +0000 Rebecca Neth 25729 at http://kbia.org Columbia advocacy group calls for increase in renewable energy Columbia looks to raise renewable energy standards http://kbia.org/post/columbia-looks-raise-renewable-energy-standards <p>Solar panels could be coming to the city of Columbia’s residential neighborhoods in the next three years. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:01:36 +0000 Chris Long 25431 at http://kbia.org Columbia looks to raise renewable energy standards Columbia council approves land purchase, but not purpose http://kbia.org/post/columbia-council-approves-land-purchase-not-purpose <p></p><p>The Columbia City Council approved the purchase of a plot of land, but council members haven’t agreed on what the city will use it for. The city of Columbia is purchasing a two-acre plot of land on Vandiver Drive at US 63. City Manager Mike Matthes says it will cost three hundred thousand dollars.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 15:17:07 +0000 Mark Hodges 25404 at http://kbia.org Columbia council approves land purchase, but not purpose