In 1997, the Great Plains Institute was formed to challenge the assumption that what is good for the environment is not good for the economy
What do we do?
As a non-partisan, non-profit organization, we take a pragmatic approach to transforming the way we produce, distribute, and consume energy to be both environmentally and economically sustainable. We are leading the transition to clean, efficient and secure energy.
Why do we focus on energy?
Our prosperity over the past 200 hundred years is in large part due to the discovery of fossil fuels, but these energy resources have come with many unintended consequences. The evidence is clear that the current energy system is not sustainable, for it does not allow us to meet today’s needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
What makes us unique?
Our process for change: Convene. Inform. Agree. Act. We bring together diverse energy stakeholders to build consensus based on science and research, leading to unified action and better energy solutions.