The Metropolitan Energy Center is committed to improving the health of the Kansas
City metropolitan area through energy efficiency.
Reducing electricity consumption reduces the amount of air pollutants released when coal is burned
to satisfy the area's energy demands. For every MWh of electricity generated by
burning coal, 4lbs of nitrogen oxide, 7lbs of sulfer dioxide, and a trace amount of mercury are released.
The Metropolitan Energy Center's Project Living Proof recently renovated all of the original windows and removed all lead paint, demonstrating how an older home can be made more energy efficient and safe. For more information on lead, visit the EPA's Lead Information Portal.