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File #: 220442    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/12/2022 In control: Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Committee
On agenda: 5/18/2022 Final action:
Title: Declaring the City's support of balanced energy options that achieve climate goals inclusive of natural gas and renewable natural gas strategies, its commitment to considering the inequities of higher energy costs upon marginalized communities and its opposition to legislation or policies that eliminate energy options for local energy consumers by mandating certain fuel sources or energy-specific technologies.
Sponsors: Kevin O'Neill
Attachments: 1. 220442 No Fact Sheet, 2. Public Testimony 220442-Bailey Baker, 3. Public Testimony 220442-Carol Adams, 4. Public Testimony 220442-Rhondda Mills, 5. Public Testimony 220442-Robin Ganahl, 6. Public Testimony 220442-Amrita Burdick, 7. Public Testimony 220442-Ruth Sanders
RESOLUTION NO. 220442

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Declaring the City's support of balanced energy options that achieve climate goals inclusive of natural gas and renewable natural gas strategies, its commitment to considering the inequities of higher energy costs upon marginalized communities and its opposition to legislation or policies that eliminate energy options for local energy consumers by mandating certain fuel sources or energy-specific technologies.


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WHEREAS, state legislatures, state agencies and local municipalities across the United States are increasingly proposing new legislation and regulations eliminating energy options for local energy consumers by mandating only certain energy sources to power buildings and public and private fleets as a strategy to achieve climate goals; and

WHEREAS, clean, affordable and reliable energy is crucial to the health, safety and well-being of Kansas City, Missouri, residents, particularly the most vulnerable who live on fixed and limited incomes, including seniors and working families who are struggling financially; and

WHEREAS, the need for clean, affordable and reliable energy to attract and retain businesses, create jobs and spur economic development is vital to our city's success in a highly competitive and increasingly regional and global marketplace; and

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and its residents and businesses value energy options, policies and investments that most affordably and efficiently enable them to support local energy and climate goals and objectives; and

WHEREAS, the City opposes any mandate that eliminates energy options for local energy consumers as such policies suppress economic development and innovation, reduce reliability, disregard fiscal responsibility, impede energy efficiency and unnecessarily increase costs for residents and businesses; and

WHEREAS, this resolution supports the efforts of al...

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