Quantcast

Empire electric shareholders vote down resolution - KOAM TV 7

Empire electric shareholders vote down resolution calling for more energy efficient programs

Updated:

The majority of Empire District Electric shareholders have voted down a resolution calling for more energy efficient programs.

The vote came at the shareholders annual meeting at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Joplin, Missouri.

The resolution was proposed by the Sierra Club of Missouri.

Fourteen percent of shareholders voted to pass the resolution.

Before the vote, Empire's board of directors recommended that shareholders reject the resolution.

Sierra Club spokesperson Harry Alper says he didn't expect directors to give their support.

"It's common for boards of directors to recommend a vote against shareholder resolutions," says Alper.  "What we're pleased to see is that enough shareholders supported our resolution."

"Empire is engaged in many programs and activities in energy efficiency for our customers," says Mike Palmer, Transmission Policy for Empire.  "We're meeting the requirements that we need to meet and have been a leader in energy efficiency, certainly in wind projects."

Alper says he still wants to see Empire offer more energy efficiency programs.

"In St. Louis, where I live, I can get a compact fluorescent light bulb for 75 cents because of the incentives from our utility," says Alper.

"We have offered a light bulb program in the past," says Palmer.  "I'm sure we'll review those things from time to time, but certainly may look at it again."

Empire District officials believe their company already is a nationwide leader in offering and developing energy efficiency.

 The Sierra Club says they might reintroduce this resolution next year if Club members feel Empire still doesn't have enough energy efficiency programs.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • LPD looking for missing child

    LPD looking for missing child

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:42:21 GMT
    Lamar, MO - State of Missouri Endangered Person AdvisoryThe Lamar Police Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at 1305 Cherry, Lamar, Missouri at 12:30 PM on September 1, 2014More >>
    Lamar, MO - State of Missouri Endangered Person AdvisoryThe Lamar Police Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at 1305 Cherry, Lamar, Missouri at 12:30 PM on September 1, 2014More >>
  • Severe storms overturn two campers; other damages reported

    Severe storms overturn two campers; other damages reported

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:09:14 GMT
     Officials from the National Weather Service say 75 mile an hour straight line winds were recorded in Redings Mill last night.More >>
     Officials from the National Weather Service say 75 mile an hour straight line winds were recorded in Redings Mill last night.More >>
  • Touch Therapy for Children coming to Wyandotte

    Touch Therapy for Children coming to Wyandotte

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:15:29 GMT
    Wyandotte, OK - Touch Therapy for Children will be hosted in Wyandotte Sept. 4 (Infant Massage session) and Sept. 8 (Children's Massage session) at Bearskin Fitness Center, 1 Turtle Drive, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Registration for the first session is open now and closes Sept. 2. Registration for the second session opens Wednesday and closes Sept. 5. The sessions are offered free of charge and are sponsored by Northeast Oklahoma Tribal CCDF Programs. The program is part of the LittleKidz Foundatio...More >>
    Wyandotte, OK - Touch Therapy for Children will be hosted in Wyandotte Sept. 4 (Infant Massage session) and Sept. 8 (Children's Massage session) at Bearskin Fitness Center, 1 Turtle Drive, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Registration for the first session is open now and closes Sept. 2. Registration for the second session opens Wednesday and closes Sept. 5. The sessions are offered free of charge and are sponsored by Northeast Oklahoma Tribal CCDF Programs. The program is part of the LittleKidz Foundatio...More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.