To the editor:
The Lawrence Journal-World has been doing an excellent job of covering energy and policy discussions in Kansas. As research director of the Climate and Energy Project (CEP), a project of the Land Institute in Salina, I have definitely enjoyed following the coverage.
Regarding the recent story on the Kansas Energy and Environment Policy (KEEP) advisory group, I would like to add that the KEEP discussion is open to all Kansans. The world is moving toward a new energy economy, and all of us are interested in how best to make this transition. KEEP is one way to help Kansans talk through these issues.
Anyone who wants to follow along with the discussion can just go to the KEEP Web site: www.ksclimatechange.us. The meeting times of the main group (and the five technical working groups) will all be posted on the site.
The gatherings are open to the public. You can listen in to the meetings by conference calls as well. There will also be opportunities for public input.
CEP has an official role in the KEEP process. Since we serve the public, we would like to see the public get involved in KEEP as well.