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Ameren Missouri updates comprehensive plan to safeguard long-term energy reliability and resiliency for Missourians

Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), is announcing an update to its 20-year energy plan to ensure reliability and resiliency for customers for years to come. The updated plan accelerates clean energy additions, reduces carbon emissions even further in the short-term and moves up Ameren Corporation’s net-zero carbon emissions goal by five years to 2045.


Missouri ranks 7th in electric vehicle use, but access to charging remains a key barrier

By Meg Cunningham and Others

Beto Lugo-Martinez is a grassroots activist who advocates for clean air. A big part of his work is fighting the expansion of “gas guzzling” vehicles and making sure that historically underserved communities receive infrastructure updates, partly to encourage driving an electric vehicle in Kansas City.


EWG: In the Mississippi River region, retiring frequently flooded fields could save billions in crop insurance payouts

Farmers received almost $1.5 billion in federal crop insurance payments from 2001 to 2020 for flood-related crop losses in the Mississippi River Critical Conservation Area, a region increasingly afflicted with more frequent flooding linked to the climate crisis. That money could instead have retired over 330,000 acres of frequently flooding land, a new Environmental Working Group analysis finds.


Missouri farmers received billions in crop insurance payouts due to extreme weather

By Shahla Farzan

The analysis from the Environmental Working Group, an advocacy organization, found more than 80% of all crop insurance payouts in Missouri over the past two decades were due to crop damage caused by drought or excess precipitation, conditions exacerbated by climate change.


Farmers feeling impact of high fuel prices in daily operations, trying to find ways to save

By Sarah Plake

Just about everything a farmer does on the farm requires some type of vehicle.
They use tractors and combines for planting and harvesting. They use trucks to transport hay and for all kinds of other daily operations.


Columbia falls short of 2021 renewable energy goals

By Komlavi Addisem

The 2022 Renewable Energy Plan has been released, and things are not looking good for the city’s short-term renewable energy goals.
The city did not meet its goal for renewable energy usage last year, and it is not expected to meet its goal this year. However, Columbia Water and Light expects to get back on track in coming years.


Winters are getting warmer across the Midwest. That’s affecting Missouri farmers

By Shahla Farzan

When Richard Oswald was growing up in northwestern Missouri in the 1950s, his dad had a firm rule: Don’t plant corn until mid-May, when the first oak leaves of spring are the size of squirrels’ ears.
But that rule has become a relic of the past. In Rock Port, a small farming community near the Nebraska border, the growing season now begins more than a month earlier.


December 2021 Was the Warmest on Record in Missouri and Kansas — By a Long Shot

By Allison Kite

Average temperatures over the last half of 2021 were higher than they’ve ever been in either state — and across the country. Meanwhile, despite a devastating cold snap that forced power outages across the Midwest, February’s average temperature didn’t place it in the top five coldest in either state.
The data from the Climate Divisional Dataset, which displays climate information from 1895 onward, follows research that shows while average temperatures are rising during all seasons in the Midwest — winter temperatures are climbing the fastest.


Overlapping Disasters Expose Harsh Climate Reality: The U.S. Is Not Ready

By Christopher Flavelle, Anne Barnard, Brad Plumer and Michael Kimmelman

In Louisiana and Mississippi, nearly one million people lack electricity and drinking water after a hurricane obliterated power lines. In California, wildfire menaces Lake Tahoe, forcing tens of thousands to flee.


Mississippi Recognizes Clean Energy Week 2021

By National Clean Energy Week

 Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves has issued a proclamation recognizing September 20-24, 2021 as Clean Energy Week in the state in conjunction with National Clean Energy Week (NCEW) 2021.