Tuesday, October 19, 2010

In Kansas, Climate Skeptics Embrace Cleaner Energy

Residents of this deeply conservative city do not put much stock in scientific predictions of climate change. Saving energy, though, is another matter. Town managers attribute the new resolve mostly to a yearlong competition sponsored by the Climate and Energy Project, which set out to extricate energy issues from the charged arena of climate politics. The towns were featured as a case study on changing behavior by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. And the Climate and Energy Project just received a grant from the Kansas Energy Office to coordinate a competition among 16 Kansas cities to cut energy use in 2011. More>