By - Jim Vess

Evergy sets goal of 80 percent reduction in carbon emissions and an increase in wind power

Energize Weekly, February 12, 2020 Evergy Inc., which serves Kansas and Missouri, has set a goal of reducing its carbon emissions by 80 percent from 2005 levels by 2050 and announced plans to add 660 megawatts (MW) of wind power. The company said that it will reach a 40 percent reduction in emissions from the 2005 benchmark by 2020 and

By - Jim Vess

EPA makes final CPP preparations ahead of appeals court decision

Energize Weekly, May 4, 2016 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making its final moves to put aspects of its ambitious Clean Power Plan (CPP) into place before a federal court decides the rule’s fate later this year. The CPP, which aims to reduce carbon emissions from the U.S. power sector nationwide 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030,

By - Jim Vess

PNM touts benefits from efficiency programs

Energize Weekly, April 27, 2016 Customers of Public Service Co. of New Mexico (PNM) have received $55 million in rebates and have saved more than 1.9 million kilowatt-hours of electricity thanks to participating in efficiency programs, the company announced last week. PNM recently submitted its 2015 Energy Efficiency Annual Report to state regulators, along with a plan to expand its

By - Jim Vess

Report: Americans used less energy in 2015

Energize Weekly, April 27, 2016 Despite a growing population, Americans consumed less energy in 2015 than they did in the previous year, according to a report by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Each year, LLNL releases energy flow charts to illustrate the country’s energy consumption, measuring total energy usage as well as fuel source.  This year, LLNL estimated that

By - Jim Vess

Lawmakers make surprise agreement on long-delayed energy bill

Energize Weekly, April 20, 2016 The U.S. Senate is making progress on a long-stalled energy bill after lawmakers agreed to drop fights over offshore drilling and aid for residents affected by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. The bipartisan energy bill, the first such legislation since 2007, includes titles on efficiency, grid infrastructure, energy supply and conservation.  The bill was

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