UMKC turns on the juice for recycling

Monthly Archives: January 2016

    January 5, 2016 - 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. […]

    - 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 […]

    - 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 […]

    - 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 […]

    - Kansas Gas Service sees CNG proof at the pump

    Kansas Gas Service sees CNG proof at the pump By Jerry LaMartina Metropolitan Energy Center, freelance writer Back in November 2000, Kansas Gas Service made available to the public two compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations it had been using privately. The stations, in Overland Park and Topeka, were the […]

    - Happy Cab rolls around with MUD, flashes smile at CNG

    Happy Cab rolls around with MUD, flashes smile at CNG By Jerry LaMartina Metropolitan Energy Center, freelance writer A few years ago, Happy Cab Co. of Omaha, Neb., joined forces with the Metropolitan Utilities District of Omaha (MUD). Their goal: Develop a market for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in the […]

    - Lee’s Summit R-7 takes up Newton, CNG in school

    Lee’s Summit R-7 takes up Newton, CNG in school By Jerry LaMartina Metropolitan Energy Center, freelance writer The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District has been studying the properties and behavior of electricity and compressed natural gas – by fueling a growing number of its vehicles with these two energy sources. […]

    - Electric, CNG vehicles fuel Lawrence’s drive toward alt-fuels

    Electric, CNG vehicles fuel Lawrence’s drive toward alt-fuels By Jerry LaMartina Metropolitan Energy Center, freelance writer The City of Lawrence, Kansas has taken actions for many years to protect the environment, including putting alternative-fuel vehicles into use. In October, the city put into service a refuse truck fueled by compressed […]

    - CNG blends right in with these Black Hills

    CNG blends right in with these Black Hills By Jerry LaMartina Metropolitan Energy Center, free-lance writer Black Hills Energy (BHE) knows the value of both supplying natural gas to its customers and using it as an alternative fuel for vehicles: It’s clean, plentiful, domestic and less expensive than gasoline or […]

    January 4, 2016 - Buildings, audits and success

    With the Metropolitan Energy Center building program ending, we thought it would be a good time to look back at the success of Home Performance with Energy Star. Since 2014, the HPwES has had more than 396,000 kWh in energy reduction. Thousands of homes have been served by certified auditors […]


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