Thursday, April 14, 2011

Governor Supports Changing Environmental Outlook for Kansas; Attends Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for 'Resourceful Kansas'

A brisk breeze sent turbines spinning, setting the scene for a very successful ribbon-cutting ceremony for Resourceful Kansas on April 13. (See coverage on WIBW here.) The program is designed to encourage more energy-efficient communities throughout the state.  Governor Sam Brownback joined the Resourceful Kansas team of GBA, Riley County Public Works, and Kansas State University at the Riley County Public Works facility to celebrate the launch of the program, which is being funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. 
Governor Brownback added his support for changing the environmental outlook for Kansas communities, saying that the key to an energy-efficient transition is a balance of the three Es...Environment, Economy, and Energy.
GBA's Resourceful Kansas Project Manager Jennifer Gunby, P.E., LEED AP, explained that eight seminars involving a total of up to 120 organizations throughout the state will be held at the Riley County Public Works facility.  These seminars will focus on practical applications of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy technologies. Following the seminars, GBA will provide customized energy assessments to a selected group of 80 participants and will provide the technical assistance needed to implement recommended strategies.
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