What We Do

Climate + energy policy

OVERVIEW

CEP responds to rapidly evolving climate and energy issues by mobilizing Kansans to take action through advocacy, coalition building, legislative action, and regulatory intervention.

Climate + Energy Policy Updates

Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) updates

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) regulates Investor Owned Utilities and provides education to the general public. Climate + Energy project engages with the KCC by convening in dockets, providing education to commissioners and staff, and encouraging more transparent and accessible engagement for the public at the KCC. The KCC is composed of administrative staff and three Governor appointed commissioners. Ultimately, decisions at the KCC play a large role in shaping energy policy. Learn more at kcc.ks.gov.

legislative updates

Climate + Energy Project and the Clean Energy Business Council work with the Kansas legislautre to advance climate and clean energy policies for Kansas. During the legislative session, CEP provides legislative updates and action alerts to encourage people to take action on important climate legislation. Year round, CEP works with coalitions to research, vet, and develop climate policies throughout the year. Lastly, we provide education for clean energy policy to legislators throughout the year.

Federal 

 

Climate + Energy Project tracks federal legislation as it pertains to our legislative priorities. While we do not have a consistent presence in Washington, we are involved in several networks who work at the national level. Looking ahead through 2021, we are tracking the anticipated clean energy investments and working with our local agencies to interpret and administer these funds.

State

 Climate + Energy Project engages and partners with agencies all across Kansas for clean energy advocacy. Recently, CEP co-hosted a series of events on wind energy with Kansas Department of Commerce, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, and others to educate county officials on wind energy education.

local 

 

Climate + Energy Project serves as subject matter experts on a variety of local issues. Some of our recent work includes advising on the Douglas County Climate Plan, reviewing local ordinances, hosting a series of Wind Energy Workshops for local officials, and more.