clean energy

Andy Humphrey / KBIA

   Two Mid-Missouri interest groups used Columbia’s City Council meeting Monday night as an opportunity to express their stances on different issues.

Ameren introduces plan for cleaner energy

Oct 2, 2014
File Photo / Ameren Missouri

Ameren Missouri introduced its 20-year plan for cleaner energy that could achieve a 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2035.

The potential reduction in carbon dioxide emissions would put Ameren Missouri in compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, which calls for a 30 percent reduction by the year 2030. The EPA announced the Clean Power Plan earlier this year and Ameren Missouri has been prepared to achieve the standards.

  More than 70 people were on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony today for Columbia’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station. 

Two of the pumps at the fueling station are reserved for the city of Columbia’s vehicle fleet. A third pump is open to private trucks while a fourth will be made available upon demand. The ribbon cutting comes just under a year after the Columbia City Council approved a partnership with California based company Clean Energy Fuels.

KBIA

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.

Rachel Wittel / KBIA

Missouri social justice advocates are calling for communities to transform energy economies into clean, climate-friendly ones. The organization Coal Free Mizzou hosted a panel Tuesday to encourage the use of energy-renewable sources such as solar, wind and geothermal options, rather than nuclear and fossil fuels.

Columbia deemed "city to watch" by nonprofit group

Jul 23, 2012
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The City of Columbia has been highlighted as a “city to watch” by a nonprofit group based in several northwestern states.