Column: Nuclear Must Be Part of a Clean Energy Future

Thu, Jan 9, 2014

A column by Executive Director Irl Scissors Missourians for a Balanced Energy Future As we picture an ideal future for our children and grandchildren, many of us hope to leave behind a better place – a government with fewer problems, an education system that keeps this great country competitive globally, and a clean planet.Maybe these […]

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MBEF Executive Director Statement on Westinghouse Not Being Awarded DOE Grant

Thu, Dec 12, 2013

Jefferson City, MO – Today, Missourians for a Balanced Energy Future’s Executive Director Irl Scissors expresses disappointment upon hearing that Westinghouse Electric Company was denied a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a Small Modular Reactor in Missouri. The project would have enhanced Missouri’s clean energy options, created thousands of local jobs […]

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What is the answer?

Tue, Sep 24, 2013

Recently, President Obama put forth a plan that addresses “Economic Benefits of Increasing Electric Grid Resilience to Weather Outages.” This plan was compiled to address the growing number of weather-related catastrophes and their damaging impact on our electric infrastructure and the economy. Whether you agree with the president or question the realness of climate change, […]

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School is in session

Fri, Aug 23, 2013

Now that Missouri students are back in classrooms, we are seeing some interesting trends at one of our state’s finest institutions. Missouri University of Science & Technology is seeing a record enrollment in 2013 estimating a total enrollment of about 7,900 students. According to this AP article, the school will also have record numbers of female […]

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MBEF Statement on Governor Nixon’s Veto of SB240

Mon, Jul 15, 2013

While we greatly respect Governor Nixon’s veto of SB240 and the reasons behind it, we are disappointed in the missed opportunity to expand the efforts to improve and replace Missouri’s utility infrastructure. Missouri’s gas utilities have replaced and modernized over 200 miles of pipeline – “more than 86 percent in excess of the amount mandated under the PSC order” – and are poised to continue their progress. This work was performed by Missouri’s skilled labor force – creating hundreds of jobs – and as progress continues, more jobs will be added to the effort.

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Why not Missouri?

Fri, Jun 28, 2013

As we approach Independence Day and as summer heats up, there is no better time to think about Missouri’s energy needs now and in the future. As air conditioners run and irrigation systems water our crops and lawns, we are blessed with great access to resources that power our needs.

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