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MECs Annual Reception to be “jazzed” up this year

Metropolitan Energy Center is adding a more musical touch to its annual reception this year. They’ll be doing their celebration in The Blue Room. “I guess you can say we’ve jazzed it up,” said Warren Adams-Leavitt, the Energy Center’s Executive Director. Once a year MEC, the non-profit dedicated to educating […]

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KCP&L to end HPwES in December

To all Energy Auditors, Contractors and interested parties: The current Midwest Home Performance with Energy Star rebate program jointly offered by KCP&L and MGE will end in December 2015. KCP&L is requiring that all jobs must be completed, tested out and submitted by December 18, 2015 in order to qualify […]

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Kansas City Power & Light aids Project Living Proof with monetary gift

Local electric utility Kansas City Power & Light has plugged into Project Living Proof’s (PLP) crowdfunding campaign in a big way. The utility has agreed to donate $2,500 to help PLP reach its $10,000 goal. Since the early beginnings of the home, KCP&L has been an earnest partner with Metropolitan […]

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MGE / Laclede Gas supports PLP with matching grant

MGE / Laclede has turned up the proverbial gas on all Project Living Proof supporters. The gas company is offering to match any donation to PLP up to $2,500. For example, if you donate $25 they will match your $25 contribution and PLP benefits with a $50 donation. You give […]

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Clean Transportation

Reducing energy consumption includes fossil fuels. Help us to reduce air pollution, strengthen your local economy, and curb our dependence on carbons.

UMKC turns on the juice for recycling

UMKC turns on the juice for recycling By Jerry LaMartina Metropolitan Energy Center, freelance writer Chances are, Thomas Edison would’ve flashed his bulb at the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s choice of a truck to pick up recycling materials and deliver building supplies. It’s a Newton, made by Smith Electric Vehicles. […]

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MUD’s rolling around in the CNG

MUD’s rolling around in the CNG By Jerry LaMartina Metropolitan Energy Center The Metropolitan Utilities District of Omaha is used to going it alone and forming partnerships when it comes to adopting and expanding its use of alternative fuels. MUD first started using natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and compressed natural […]

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Kansas City, Missouri fleet’s cookin’ with gas – natural gas

Kansas City, Missouri fleet’s cookin’ with gas – natural gas By Jerry LaMartina Metropolitan Energy Center The City of Kansas City, Missouri’s fleet has been running on fumes of one kind or another for quite some time. These days, though, an increasing portion of them come from compressed natural gas […]

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Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools takes on green hue

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools takes on green hue By Jerry LaMartina Metropolitan Energy Center, freelance writer The spring of 2011 looked especially green for the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools. That’s when the school district put into service 47 new school buses fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG), a […]

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Training Center

Want to be a Home Energy Analyst? Do you want to know about dual-track training? If you're ready to improve your skills, contact MEC at 816-531-7283.

Interested in workforce training programs?

Over the past few years, Metropolitan Energy Center has partnered with other institutions and companies — such as Kansas City Kansas Community College, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and OAI (Opportunity Advancement Innovation) — to aid the unemployed and under-employed to find a job and begin a career. […]

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Thank you, Kansas City! We reached our $10,000 crowdfunding goal!

After two months of crowdfunding, we were able to reach our goal to re-open Project Living Proof. A special thank you to Posty Cards for their additional $500 donation (total $1,000 donation)that put us over our $10,000 goal. In total, we were able to raise $10,575 that will be used […]

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Kansas City Power & Light aids Project Living Proof with monetary gift

Local electric utility Kansas City Power & Light has plugged into Project Living Proof’s (PLP) crowdfunding campaign in a big way. The utility has agreed to donate $2,500 to help PLP reach its $10,000 goal. Since the early beginnings of the home, KCP&L has been an earnest partner with Metropolitan […]

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Check out these PLP testimonial videos

Take a look at a few people who have been inspired by Project Living Proof and what a tour of the building has meant in their lives. PLP-Rachel-Testimonial from hiram williams on Vimeo. PLP-Jim-Testimonial from hiram williams on Vimeo. Twana Hall-Scott testimonial: The power of leveraging PLP for real estate […]

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MGE / Laclede Gas supports PLP with matching grant

MGE / Laclede has turned up the proverbial gas on all Project Living Proof supporters. The gas company is offering to match any donation to PLP up to $2,500. For example, if you donate $25 they will match your $25 contribution and PLP benefits with a $50 donation. You give […]

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