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Highlights From WEALTH Day 2018 (blog)

Advocates Focus On Environmental Policy Issues At Capitol

WEALTH Day drew advocates and sponsor organizations to the Kansas Capitol on Thursday, March 15, for a day of environmental education and advocacy with legislators.

After the opening climate prayer vigil and policy...

Action Alert! Public Comment on EPA regulations (blog)


The EPA is considering the repeal, replacement, or modification (Executive Order 13777) of many environmental regulations including...

Faith & Public Policy (blog)


Last week I had the pleasure of participating in a Faith & Public Policy Forumhosted by Kansas Interfaith Action. Kansas Interfaith Action (KIFA) is a statewide, multi-faith issue-advocacy organization that "puts faith into action” by educating, engaging and advocating on behalf of...

Heartland Voices: Dr. Jennifer Lowry on Environmental Health (blog)


CEP first came in contact with Dr. Jennifer Lowry at our recent Environmental Justice Challenges in Your Backyard panel discussion. Dr. Lowry’s passion for environmental health is contagious. The connections between our energy choices and public health are an increasing concern. We...

How Will Kansas Reduce Pollution from Power Plants? (blog)


Last month our terrific intern Chris Carey gave a thorough update on the Clean Power Plan with his Judicial Update on Climate Change blog. He noted that the Clean Power Plan was the cornerstone of the U.S. commitment to reducing carbon pollution at the Paris Climate Conference. His...

Environmental Justice and Energy Efficiency (blog)

Discussions of climate change often focus on the future. Politicians and scientists alike use 'future generations' to persuade skeptics and convince people to support actions that reduce carbon emissions. While rising temperatures will undoubtedly have ramifications for our...

Judicial Update on Climate Change (blog)

The United States Supreme Court has been in the news a lot in the last few months. The death of Justice Anthony Scalia injected political controversy into an already contentious presidential election, and raised the stakes for several high profile cases. One of those cases involves an...

Mainstream Energy Talks (blog)


You may have heard that the Clean Power Plan is on hold, and that the final decision may not come out until the beginning of 2017. But that has not stopped CEP from continuing the conversation and educational initiatives on the future of energy in Kansas.In the last month CEP led six...

GHGs, Health, and the Power of Ordinary People (blog)

Heartland Voices is a blog series where CEP friends and partners chime in on important issues. Each blog answers the same three questions regarding energy, the environment, and a vision for the future.

Jennifer Byer is a board member of True Blue Women and chair of...

The U.S. vs. E.E.E.E. (Everyone Else's Energy Efficiency): A Global Perspective (blog)


The International Energy Efficiency Scorecard, compiled by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ranks the world’s largest economies based on energy efficiency policies and programs.  Thirty-one indicators are analyzed in four different categories: National...

Legislative Updates and Kansas Water, Energy, Land, and Food Forum! (blog)


It’s been a relatively quiet month for energy legislation, but things are starting to heat up.  This week’s blog provides an up-to-date summary of the legislative activities impacting energy issues in Kansas.  Don’t get too discouraged, though, CEP and partners are working on a...

Breaking News: Clean Power Plan on Pause (blog)


Today, the Supreme Court granted an emergency stay of the Clean Power Plan, which cuts carbon pollution from existing power plants. In January, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit reviewed the case thoroughly and unanimously denied motions to stay the Clean Power Plan.  The...

This one simple trick will save money on your electricity bills. (No, seriously!) (blog)

02-01-2016 Stop.  Look.  Listen.  How much energy are you using? 
Stop what you are doing!  Close your eyes, count to three, then start reading again.

Look around the room.  Now count:
How many lights are on?
How many appliances are running?  Is the TV on?  The radio in the...

New Year, new solutions for clean energy in Kansas (blog)


Happy New Year! At the end of 2015, we spent some time reviewing our successes. With your support we continue to be recognized as an important energy and climate policy leader in Kansas.

Our work in 2016 will continue to focus on the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and how Kansas can...

What does it look like when we win? (blog)


Each year brings new challenges and opportunities for CEP.  With the 2016 legislative session starting in just one week, we are gearing up for whatever that might bring.  After so many years rallying Kansans around the Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS), it’s hard to think of the...