Susan Brown http://kcur.org en Solar Power Viability In The City http://kcur.org/post/solar-power-viability-city <p>If you're reading this right now you're consuming energy and that energy has to come from somewhere.&nbsp; Typically, "we’re killing people in foreign lands in order to extract 200-million-year-old sunlight. Then we burn it... in order to boil water to create steam to drive a turbine to generate electricity. We frack our own backyards and pollute our rivers, or we blow up our mountaintops just miles from our nation’s capital for an hour of electricity, when we could just take what’s falling free from the sky.” Those words from Danny Kennedy, the founder of Sunergy, are the heart of any call for more investment in solar energy.&nbsp; It’s a hot topic and in Kansas City, Missouri were &nbsp;<a href="http://www.kansascity.com/2013/05/27/4259548/the-city-of-kansas-city-will-use.html">80 government buildings will soon be leasing solar panels</a> and getting cheaper energy as a result. In light of that we take a look at our regions solar options with <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Chuck&nbsp;Caisleym, vice president of Marketing &amp; Public affairs at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kcpl.com/">KCP&amp;L</a> and Susan Brown, VP of Public Affairs at&nbsp;<a href="http://brightergy.com/">Brightergy</a></span>.</p><p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 23:42:04 +0000 Brian Ellison & Matthew Long-Middleton 38008 at http://kcur.org Solar Power Viability In The City