SHOW ME THE RECORDS: 2014 Renewable Energy Report

Monday, June 2, 2014 | 6:00 a.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Each week, the Missourian highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives. For a complete list of Show Me the Records, go to

The records: Columbia Water and Light released its 2014 Renewable Energy Report on March 3. The report identifies the city's requirements, costs and sources of renewable energy in Columbia.

Why you'd want them: Columbia residents passed an ordinance in 2004 that requires the city to increase its renewable energy purchases according to a timeline through 2028. In 2014, at least 5 percent of the city's electric retail sales must be generated from renewable energy.

Where you get the records: The 17-page report can be downloaded as a PDF on the city of Columbia website. Start by going to Under "Items of Special Interest," click "2014 Renewable Energy Report" to download the file.

How much it will cost: There is no cost to download the report.

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