The Clean Energy Business Council will expand opportunities for business access to wind, solar, geothermal
and waste-heat recovery systems and energy efficiency in Kansas and the Greater Kansas City Metro.
A member-guided network of professionals interested in
renewable energy and energy efficiency as practical
business solutions, Council members share resources, tools
and knowledge to promote clean energy policies and
innovative business practices through monthly networking
events, company tours and educational opportunities.
Members will be highlighted and recognized through
awards, newsletters, and during an annual conference.
Clean Energy Market Growth: Reducing Policy Barriers to Drive Innovation
The time is ripe for clean energy investments in this region; the costs of all renewable energy technologies
continue to decline, while the risks and uncertainties of our business-as-usual energy path increase every year.
Unfortunately, certain rules and policies stand in the way of market growth.
The Clean Energy Business Council will create greater competition in the energy market and clear the way for
homegrown renewable energy development while providing energy efficiency opportunities in Kansas and the
Greater Kansas City Metro. Access to policy and regulatory expertise will help to change the rules and policies,
making it easier for businesses to access renewables and
In today's clean energy economy, businesses want greater
choice when selecting energy suppliers to meet their
business and public goals. They want cost competitive
rates for renewable energy that accurately reflect the
comprehensive costs and benefits to the system including
long term supply arrangements with utilities. Businesses
want access to long-term fixed prices to avoid fuel price
volatility as well as the ability to drive new projects beyond
business as usual. In order to meet their renewable energy
goals, businesses want streamlined financing options
including power purchase agreements.
Any one of these solutions may seem insurmountable in Kansas and the Greater KC Metro, however,
businesses working together as members of the Clean Energy Business Council, can open up the market and
drive innovation during the transition to a clean energy economy.