Energy company that heats and cools downtown Kansas City is going green

Veolia, the energy company that supplies energy fueled by coal and natural gas to downtown Kansas City, has plans to go green by year’s end.

By the end of 2016, Veolia’s coal yard will be emptied and its plant will be converted to natural gas alone. The switch will free about four acres of Missouri riverfront property for redevelopment.

The company says it’s making the transition for environmental reasons, to reduce reliance on fossil fuel and help pare carbon emissions — the equivalent of taking 80,000 cars off the street.

Downtown buildings in Veolia’s network will also benefit from the transition, with expected energy and cost savings.

Read more: Kansas City Star

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