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The Sierra Club, Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) and the Concerned Citizens of Platte County (CCPC) have agreed on a set of initiatives to offset carbon dioxide (CO2) and reduce other emissions for the Kansas City-based utility.

Under the terms of the agreement, KCP&L will offset carbon emissions from its proposed Iatan 2 generating station, located near Weston, Mo. The estimated 6,000,000 tons of annual CO2 emissions are targeted to be offset by the addition of 400 MW of wind power, 300 MW of energy efficiency strategies, and a combination of wind, efficiency or other generating units that are to be determined, the company says.

"This agreement shows that we can work together to curb air pollution, combat global warming and protect our local communities," says Susan Brown, chair for Concerned Citizens. "The renewable energy investments in this agreement can revitalize the region's manufacturing economy and offer rural landowners a new source of steady income from wind turbines located on their property."

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