Great Plains Energy
Great Plains Energy was established by KCP&L in October. It now owns electric utility Kansas City Power and Light Company and Strategic Energy, LLC.
Shareholders Vote for Greenhouse Gas Reductions at Midwest UtilitiesCalling for Climate Action, Shareholders Ask FirstEnergy and Great Plains Energy to Address Coal Pollution by Setting Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets
Citing climate change impacts and financial risks of carbon-intense coal assets, shareholders representing billions of dollars of assets voted for carbon reduction targets at FirstEnergy and Great Plains Energy, showing strong support for a pair of shareholder proposals put forth by As You Sow and investment group Calvert Investments. The proposal at FirstEnergy received support from 19.4% of shares voted, representing $2.2 billion in investments. At Great Plains Energy, one in three shareholders (33.8%) voted for the proposal, representing $872 million in investments voting in favor of carbon reduction goals. In total, $3 billion in shareholder assets demanded climate action from the utilities.