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Johnson County solar farm siting standards will have regional consequences for environment, equity

The onerous restrictions proposed most recently by the Johnson County Planning Commission could amount to a de facto ban on large solar farms. The draft guidelines shorten the duration of the conditional use permit, double the original distance for solar farms from city limits and restrict the size of solar farms by half.


Climate anxiety? Kansas City urban farmers work toward a solution

Kansas City urban farmers operate Compost Collective KC, which has the goal of keeping food waste out of landfills to ease problems associated with climate change.


New microgrid technology launched by mges in kansas city and around the world: alternatives to russian energy

A leading Kansas City-based new technology company—MGES—is about to launch a new solar microgrid system. Solar microgrids are becoming more relevant than ever.


Meta Picks Kansas City For $800M Hyperscale Data Center

Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, has selected the Kansas City region for a new $800 million hyperscale data center. The nearly 1 million-square-foot facility will be located in the Golden Plains Technology Park, a 5.5 million-square-foot data center campus in Kansas City, MO.


Kansas City presents Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan to public

“We are striving to be one of, if not the most progressive and aggressive cities in the country when it comes to fighting climate change,” KCMO City Manager Brian Platt said.


Fort Riley US Army housing gets 350 additional solar installations

Corvias,the project developer is a solar installer headquartered in East Greenwich, RI. Corvias has been a partner for 20 years to the US Military under the Department of Defense’s Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI) program. Upon completeion of approximately 350 additional solar systems as part of its second phase of its solar project at Fort Riley, there will be panels on more than 1,600 homes on the base.


Spirit AeroSystems Converts to Renewable Energy in Kansas

Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (“Spirit” or “Spirit AeroSystems”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPR), today announced the conversion to 100% wind-generated electricity at the company’s headquarters in Kansas, USA. This major energy transition is one of a number of initiatives accelerating Spirit’s transformation to more environmentally responsible operations.


Evergy announces plan for large solar farm near coal plant in Kansas City

The electric utility serves 1.6 million customers in Kansas and Missouri. Half of the energy produced at the solar farm will go to serve that entire base. The other half will be reserved for nearly 1,200 customers who participate in the utility’s solar subscription program, which allows users to pay a slightly higher bill to invest in renewable energy.


Net Zero Kansas City Region by 2050

The Kansas City Regional Climate Action Plan (CAP) aims to transform the metropolitan area into a more resilient, equitable and healthy community. An ambitious set of interrelated strategies will help to mitigate climate change by achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and adapt to and bounce forward from the many risks climate change poses. Linkages among plan strategies are abundant and intentional.


JoCo on the Go: Climate action plan

On JoCo on the Go, episode #103, hear about the Kansas City Regional Climate Action. We’ll talk to Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s Brian Alferman about the role Johnson County played in the development of this guide for residents, businesses and government agencies. The plan seeks to mitigate climate change by achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions of 2050. Find out how you can do your part to make an impact.