Missouri is lagging behind in the clean energy sweepstakes. In 2022, coal was responsible for 66% of the state’s electricity net generation. Missouri consumed almost eight times more energy than it produced. And renewable sources accounted for only 12% of its energy portfolio. But change is in the air. Kansas City and Saint Louis have made pledges to achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Wind turbines are going up. And solar is gradually being introduced into the conversation. The time is right for new ideas.
You can become part of the movement by earning your energy degree or certificate from a Missouri school in our listings. Anyone with a keen interest in energy engineering should investigate WashU’s Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering (EECE) and its unique research centers. For more inspiration, we also recommend a visit to the living laboratories of Missouri S&T’s Center for Research in Energy and Environment (CREE) and the Missouri section of the Argonne National Laboratory website.