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Strong Showing at Save Kansas Solar Rally

15 days ago | Jul 03, 2018

Thanks to everyone for a successful Save Kansas Solar rally June 28 in Wichita! A crowd of about 60 people gathered for the rally before the Kansas Corporation Commission hearing on Westar Energy’s rate case (docket 18-WSEE-328-RTS).

Those who weren’t able to attend the rally can watch this video from the event. Featured speakers included Aron Cromwell of Cromwell Solar in Lawrence, Rep. Brenda Landwehr, (Republican, 105th District), Rep. Steven Crum (Democrat, 98th District), Rep. Kristey Williams (Republican, 77th District), Sen. Gene Suellentrop (Republican, 27th District) and Rep. Jim Ward (Democrat, 86th District).

The KCC hearing attracted more than 100 people, including 35 Kansans who spoke against the rate increase. The rally and hearing were covered by several media outlets, including the Wichita Eagle, KMUW public radio, and KAKE TV.

For more information about the Westar rate case, download this FAQ from the Climate + Energy Project.

Remember: Your voice still matters! The KCC is accepting public comment on the rate case until 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 18. They may be submitted online, by phone at 1-800-662-0027, or by snail mail.

What’s Happening With Solar Energy in Kansas? Join CEP for Film Screenings and Business Workshops in Wichita and Dodge City

Through a series of free film screenings and workshops in Kansas communities, the Climate + Energy Project hopes to get more Kansans thinking and talking about the state’s solar energy potential.

Shaping the Future: How Should Kansas Adapt to the Growth of Rooftop Solar?

Each of the events will include a free evening screening of "Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution,” a film by James Redford that tracks his journey as he learns about clean energy, plus a panel discussion and question-and-answer session with audience members. Food provided!

Film screenings:

Business Workshop: Building a Brighter Solar Economy in Kansas

During these free breakfast workshops, participants can learn more in-depth information about distributed generation—the term for technologies such as solar panels or wind turbines that generate electricity at or near where it will be used.

Business breakfast workshops:

Seeking Emerging Leaders at the Leading Edge of the Clean Energy Economy

The Climate + Energy Project is a proud partner of the 4th annual Midwest Energy News "40 Under 40” awards program that seeks to highlight emerging leaders throughout the region who work to accelerate America’s transition to a clean energy economy.

The program is open to all who are under 40 at the time of their nomination. We are looking to showcase leaders from all sectors, including industry, government, regulatory, business, academia, nonprofit and advocacy. Nominations will be accepted until 5 p.m. CT August 3.

Last year's honorees included Rachel Myslivy, assistant director of the Climate + Energy Project.

Do you know a strong emerging leader who fits these criteria? Nominate him or her today.

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