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Business
5:21 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Mid-Missourians power down for Earth Hour 2014

Many people across Mid-Missouri shut off their lights Saturday night to participate in Earth Hour 2014. The worldwide initiative started in 2007, and has grown rapidly since its inception.

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Business
5:25 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Noranda Aluminum files two complaints against Ameren Missouri

Noranda Aluminum issued complaints about Ameren Missouri's earnings and rate design scheme.
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Two separate complaints were filed by Noranda Aluminum against Ameren Missouri after data showed Ameren earned more than what the state allows.

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Agriculture
6:00 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Field Notes: What does the future of ethanol hold?

Only about 2,500 gas stations offer E85 for flex fuel vehicles, primarily stations in the Midwest where most ethanol is produced.
Credit Grant Gerlock/Harvest Public Media

This is the latest installment of Harvest Public Media’s Field Notes, in which we talk about important issues related to food production.

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Agriculture
6:00 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Up against blend wall, ethanol at a crossroads

E Energy in Adams, Neb., takes in corn from local farms to make 65 million gallons of ethanol each year. The company also make distillers grains from the corn, which is used to feed livestock; corn oil which can be made into biodiesel; and CO2 which is used in soft drinks.
Credit Grant Gerlock/Harvest Public Media

A steady stream of semi-trailers rolls across the scales at the E Energy ethanol plant near the town of Adams in southeast Nebraska. The smokestack behind the scale house sends up a tall plume of white steam. The sweet smell of fermenting corn is in the air.

E Energy buys 65 million bushels of corn each day from area farmers and turns it into 65 million gallons of ethanol each year.

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Energy
8:27 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Ameren energy efficiency plan approved by PSC

Ameren Missouri logo
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Missouri utility regulators have given approval for what Ameren Missouri calls the most aggressive energy efficiency plan ever in the state.

Under the plan approved Wednesday by the Missouri Public Service Commission, Ameren will invest $147 million over three years in several programs that seek to reduce electricity use by 800 million megawatt-hours.

The plan was part of a negotiated settlement among Ameren, PSC staff, consumer advocates and environmental groups.

Politics
8:24 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Energy group spends $250K in 3 Mo. Senate races

The Missouri state Capitol
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

An independent political committee focused on energy issues says it spent more than $250,000 in July to influence three primary elections for Missouri Senate.

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Energy
8:14 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Ameren Missouri presents energy efficiency plan

Ameren Missouri presented its energy efficiency plan in Jefferson City Monday.
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St. Louis-based Ameren Missouri presented details of its energy efficiency plan to the Missouri Public Service Commission on Monday.  The proposal would cost around $145 million, which would result in the average home electric bill going up about $3 per month.  Ameren officials say, though, the plan would result in long-term savings of nearly half a billion dollars.  Kevin Gunn chairs the Public Service Commission, which heard the utility’s presentation in Jefferson City.

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Business
12:06 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Ameren vows to increase energy efficiency

Ameren's nuclear plant in Callaway, Missouri
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Ameren Missouri is pledging to increase its energy efficiency programs starting in 2013.  If the plan is approved, it would allow Ameren to provide 145 million dollars in energy efficiency rebates over three years – a cost that would be passed on to consumers.

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