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The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce values its partnership with government officials in our efforts to advance clean energy and preserve the health of our region’s environment. Once again we want to recognize you for your work to balance the environmental needs with those of the regional business community. Please join us for our annual Energy Industry & Policy Forum, Wednesday, October 18 at the Chamber offices in Union Station in Kansas City. Our presenters will include Dr. Peter Green, Deputy Laboratory Director from NREL and Dave Riberio a Senior Researcher from ACEEE. The KC Chamber and our industry leaders will recognize all attending government partners at the reception following the Forum.

Download the ACEEE presentation, Hot Topics in Energy Efficiency, in Adobe Acrobat >>
Download the NREL presentation, Energy Security, in Adobe Acrobat >>
Download the Gencur Svaty Public Affairs presentation, Renewable Energy Advances in the Heartland, in Adobe Acrobat >>

Thank to our Presenting Sponsor
And sponsors Black & Veatch, Brightergy, Burns & McDonnell, CVR Energy, Honeywell, Husch BlackwellJE Dunn Construction, Kansas City Board of Public Utililties, KC Chiefs, KCP&L, MRIGlobal, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, and Spencer Fane LLP.

June 26, 2018 Energy and Environment Committee Meeting

Representatives from the EPA Region 7 Office, Kansas City, MO government, and the UG of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, KS gave presentations on brownfield sites, the economic benefits of rehabilitation of these sites, and future prospects of development. Brownfield grants, in conjunction with the recently passed BUILD Act, offer an opportunity to develop and revitalize once-neglected real estate properties.

Download the EPA Brownfield Presentation >>
Download the KCMO Brownfield Presentation >>

Saving money and Growing Economic Development Through Energy Efficiency

November 16, 2017 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
KC Chamber members including economic developers and municipal leaders will be interested in this forum with key information on KCP&L’s energy efficiency offerings, specifically who can take advantage of them and what the expected local impact of these offerings can mean for your community. Additionally, hear about PACE’s impacts on your community and how you can use this innovative program to increase economic development locally at this free event!

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce has had a unique partnership with the City Energy Project (CEP) over the last two years. The CEP is a national initiative to create healthier and more prosperous American cities by improving the energy efficiency of large buildings. Working in partnership with both the CEP and the City of KCMO, the KC Chamber supports innovative, practical solutions that cut energy waste, boost the local economy, reduce harmful pollution, and keep Kansas City a leading city in the Heartland.
As part of that effort, we’re excited to showcase several KC Chamber members’ buildings and their energy efficiency projects. We’re proud of our many members’ efforts to promote higher energy efficiency and sustainability standards and are eager to help other members with similar efforts.
Hallmark Cards – Meeting and Exceeding Energy Goals
JE Dunn Construction Company Headquarters – Built to Last
Cold Storage Lofts Building – Energy Efficiency Apartment Living Downtown
Would you like to help us put together a case study of your building? We’d love to hear from you. Contact Cathy Bennet with our Energy Initiative: (816) 374-5412 or email

The KC Chamber’s Energy and Environment Committee had a full house for a robust dialogue on the impact of our food system on energy & sustainability during its August 22, 2017 meeting. The group also had a presentation on Federal policy and regulatory changes under the new administration and KCMO's Climate Protection 10 Year Update.

Download the KCMO Climate Action Work Update >>
Download the Federal Energy Policy Presentation >>

The Chamber’s Energy and Environment Committee had a full house for a robust dialogue on the pros and cons of Hydraulic Fracking during its February 28, 2017 meeting. The group also had a presentation on possible federal policy and regulatory changes under the new administration.

Download John Trotta's presentation in Adobe Acrobat >>
Download David Bengtson's presentation in Adobe Acrobat >>

At their December 2015 meeting, the Chamber’s Environment, Energy & Sustainability Initiative Committee members heard a fascinating presentation followed by a robust discussion of KCP&L’s Clean Charge Network for electric vehicles (EVs). Chuck Caisley, VP of Marketing & Public Affairs for KCP&L informed the committee about the importance and future of EVs, and why Kansas City is poised to become the “best place to own an electric car” in the U.S.

Download the presentation in Adobe Acrobat >>