energy efficiency http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Experts Advise On The Big Light Bulb Switch http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-experts-advise-big-light-bulb-switch <p>Up until now, a 2007 federal law tightening energy efficiency standards in the country has stayed mostly under the radar. But on New Year’s Day it became illegal to manufacture or import the most popular light bulbs in the country — the 40 and 60 watt incandescent light bulbs perfected more than a century ago by Thomas Edison.</p><p>When stores sell out of their current stock of incandescent light bulbs, consumers will be forced to make the switch to LED, CFL or halogen. &nbsp;A previous phase in the law already put a halt to the manufacture or importation of the 75 and 100 watt models.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:44:24 +0000 Camille Phillips 32855 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Experts Advise On The Big Light Bulb Switch Redbirds go green: new report highlights environmental initiatives at Busch Stadium http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/redbirds-go-green-new-report-highlights-environmental-initiatives-busch-stadium <p>The St. Louis Cardinals are highlighted in a new report that features environmental initiatives by the professional sports industry.</p><p><a href="http://www.nrdc.org/greenbusiness/guides/sports/game-changer.asp">The report</a> released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council describes efforts by sports leagues, teams, and venues to save energy and water, and reduce waste.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 22:53:20 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4508 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Redbirds go green: new report highlights environmental initiatives at Busch Stadium Ameren gets approval for 'most aggressive' energy efficiency plan ever in Mo. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ameren-gets-approval-most-aggressive-energy-efficiency-plan-ever-mo <p>Missouri utility regulators have given approval for what Ameren Missouri calls the most aggressive energy efficiency plan ever in the state.</p><p>Under the plan approved Wednesday by the Missouri Public Service Commission, Ameren will invest $147 million over three years in several programs that seek to reduce electricity use by 800 million megawatt-hours.</p><p>The plan was part of a negotiated settlement among Ameren, PSC staff, consumer advocates and environmental groups.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 19:37:24 +0000 The Associated Press 4229 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ameren gets approval for 'most aggressive' energy efficiency plan ever in Mo. Ameren Missouri discusses efficiency plan w/ Mo. PSC http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ameren-missouri-discusses-efficiency-plan-w-mo-psc <p>The<a href="http://psc.mo.gov/"> Public Service Commission </a>heard details Monday on <a href="http://www.ameren.com/sites/aue/Pages/home.aspx">Ameren Missouri&rsquo;s </a>proposed efficiency plan.</p><p>The&nbsp;proposal is designed to promote energy efficiency while still allowing the St. Louis-based utility to earn a profit.&nbsp; It&nbsp;has an estimated price tag of $145 million and it&nbsp;would be paid by the utility&rsquo;s customers, whose residential bills on average would be about&nbsp;$3 a month higher.&nbsp; But Ameren Missouri&rsquo;s Warren Wood says if approved, customers would save money in the long run. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 00:52:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4126 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ameren Missouri discusses efficiency plan w/ Mo. PSC McCaskill visits St. Louis, Wash. U. on state-wide energy tour http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-visits-st-louis-wash-u-state-wide-energy-tour <p>U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill was in St. Louis Monday as part of her state-wide energy tour.<br /><br />The Democratic senator participated in a roundtable discussion at Washington University about the nation&#39;s energy future. At the table were some of Missouri&#39;s energy industry leaders, along with university administrators and researchers.<br /><br />McCaskill says their feedback reinforced for her the need to keep all energy options on the table.</p> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 00:09:29 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2825 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill visits St. Louis, Wash. U. on state-wide energy tour Senator Kirk proposes ideas to lower gas prices http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/senator-kirk-proposes-ideas-lower-gas-prices <p>U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says exploring natural gas supplies in Illinois and making tax credits for renewable energy permanent could be ways to lower soaring gas prices.</p><p>Kirk told reporters Monday that federal officials need to research possibilities for harnessing natural gas from New Albany shale in the Illinois basin.</p><p>The Republican also says he&#39;d like to see permits granted more quickly for off shore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and reduce so-called small gasoline monopolies.</p> Mon, 18 Apr 2011 18:10:08 +0000 The Associated Press, St. Louis Beacon & Kelsey Proud 969 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Senator Kirk proposes ideas to lower gas prices Mo. lags in use of stimulus for energy projects http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lags-use-stimulus-energy-projects <p>Missouri is lagging in its use of federal stimulus money intended to make homes more energy efficient for low-income residents.</p><p>Missouri received nearly $129 million in home weatherization funds for low-income residents under the 2009 federal stimulus bill. As of the end of January, just $47 million of that had been spent. That amounts to 37 percent of the total.</p> Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:59:01 +0000 The Associated Press 723 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. lags in use of stimulus for energy projects