CleanAirNow Explains Efforts to Close Coal Power Plants; MARC and KCMO Discuss Clean Energy Plans

For our show for March 1st, host Jon Hokenson speaks with Brian Schath of CleanAirNow.  Brian wants listeners to know of their campaign to ask Evergy to retire the Lawrence Coal Plant early. Right now, Evergy is meeting to develop its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) without providing an option for the public to comment. The IRP will likely play a central role in when, how, and how much Evergy transitions to renewable energy like wind and solar. CleanAirNow believes that Evergy’s customers should be a part of the development of these plans because the plans impact their lives and the lives of future generations. Brian Schath will explain how to submit public comment for delivery to Evergy on March 9.

For the remainder of our hour, Jon Hokenson will speak with Tom Jacobs,  Environmental Program Director and Karen Clawson, Principal Planner/Air Quality Program Manager of the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC).  MARC has been engaged in capturing public comment to present their Regional Climate Action Plan.  The Climate Action Plan for the area offers a customized, regional response to climate change, and serves as a guideline to implement the necessary steps to draw down greenhouse gases.

It was completed in late 2020.  Please tune in to hear MARC’s evaluation of where we go from here.

We are pleased to share with our listeners from these pioneers who broadcast where diversity meets nature!   We at EcoRadio KC are glad to encourage awareness and protection of our world. We can create a sustainable present for a sustainable future! This will be a great radio hour!

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