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Kansas Energy News

June 2011

Mars plant eyes gold standard for 'green'
(Topeka Capital-Journal, June 29, 2011)

KCC approves route for high voltage line
(Wichita Eagle, June 29, 2011)

Editorial: KDHE was a lapdog
(Wichita Eagle, June 26, 2011)

Proposed electric vehicle charging stations in Kansas City could spur electric cars in Lawrence
(Lawrence Journal World, June 24, 2011)

Russian environmental advocates and administrators pay visit to Lawrence
(Lawrence Journal World, June 21, 2011)

Editorial: Failed duty
(Lawrence Journal World, June 21, 2011)

Film crews come to Kansas to document Take Charge Challenge
(Lawrence Journal World, June 20, 2011)

Editorial: Kansas failed its residents on Sunflower power plant
(Kansas City Star, June 20, 2011)

Kansas agency, utility worked closely on permit for plant
(Kansas City Star, June 18, 2011)

KFU to host alternative energy tour
(McPherson Sentinel, June 17, 2011)

Keep lawns green while conserving water on hot summer days
(Lawrence Journal World, June 16, 2011)

Kansas National Guard Uses Solar Power Tent...in Africa
(Clean Technica, June 10, 2011)

City to sign deposit agreement for wind turbine
(El Dorado Times, June 9, 2011)

Ford County OKs agreements for Ironwood wind farm
(Dodge City Globe, June 7, 2011)

Sustainable demand: A.L. Huber responds to the market by shifting focus to green projects
(Kansas City Star, June 6, 2011)

Power-grid regulators debate best way to balance costs
(Kansas City Star, June 6, 2011)

Experimental solar shade in Djibouti provides constant power
(www.army.mil, June 3, 2011)

Public will get glimpse of green building techniques in home under construction
(Lawrence Journal-World, June 2, 2011)

May 2011

Wolf Creek nuclear power plant not fully twister-proof
(Lawrence Journal-World, May 27, 2011)

Westar Energy begins repairs at Sixth Street substation to help prevent power outages in downtown Lawrence
(Lawrence Journal World, May 25, 2011)

Energy-friendly projects considered should city win challenge
(Lawrence Journal-World, May 25, 2011)

Reno County still evaluating E-85 fuel use
(Hutchinson News, May 25, 2011)

Johnson County cuts red tape on wind turbines
(Kansas City Star, May 24, 2011)

Light bulb switches add needed spark to Take Charge Challenge
(Lawrence Journal-World, May 23, 2011)

Johnson County eases rural wind-power rules
(Johnson County Sun, May 19, 2011)

El Dorado continues to work on agreements for wind turbine
(El Dorado Times, May 18, 2011)

videoGov. Brownback defends decision to expand wind-free zone in Flint Hills
(Lawrence Journal-World, May 18, 2011)

Editorial: Arbitrary move
(Lawrence Journal-World, May 18, 2011)

videoBowersock breaks ground on project to build new plant
(Lawrence Journal-World, May 17, 2011)

Power-line shift to protect prairie chickens would cost millions
(Kansas City Star, May 15, 2011)

Expansion of protected area kills Cowley County wind project
(Wichita Eagle, May 15, 2011)

During Bike to Work week, do everyone a favor and leave the car at home
(Lawrence Journal-World, May 13, 2011)

With technology on the grow, new era of efficiency, precision has taken root
(Hutchinson News, May 13, 2011)

Home audit finds energy drains and carbon monoxide leak
(Lawrence Journal-World, May 10, 2011)

KCP&L will boost wind power portfolio by 65 percent
(Kansas City Business Journal, May 10, 2011)

Editorial: Brownback’s plan preserves Flint Hills, boosts wind power in Kansas
(Kansas City Star, May 10, 2011)

Editorial: Shield the Flint Hills
(Wichita Eagle, May 10, 2011)

Electronic recycling options double
(Lawrence Journal-World, May 9, 2011)

Wind farm agreement wise
(Winfield Courier, May 8, 2011)

The eco experience
(Hutchinson News, May 7, 2011)

Deal limits Flint Hills wind farm expansion
(Wichita Eagle, May 7, 2011)

Brownback widens shield on Flint Hills
(Topeka Capital-Journal, May 6, 2011)

Brownback expands area to keep out commercial wind farms
(Lawrence Journal-World, May 6, 2011)

Electricians study solar power
(Topeka Capital-Journal, May 6, 2011)

Studio 804 class installs wind turbine on KU's West Campus
(Lawrence Journal-World, May 5, 2011)

Grain Belt Express to hold meetings
(Pratt Tribune, May 4, 2011)

Pratt County approves maintenance agreement for proposed wind farm
(Pratt Tribune, May 3, 2011)

Ellis County Commission amends wind regulations
(Hays Daily News, May 3, 2011)

KU engineering students construct wind turbines for Third World countries
(Lawrence Journal-World, May 2, 2011)

April 2011

Wind plant's first delivery
(Hutchinson News, April 25, 2011)

Kansas Corporation Commission hosts meeting on Kansas V-Plan
(Wellington Daily News, April 23, 2011)

County may reap benefits of transmission line construction
(Pratt Tribune, April 20, 2011)

Accident leaves wind turbine projects hanging in the air
(Parsippany (N.J.) Daily Record, April 20, 2011)

Court OKs NPPD line from Axtell to Kansas
(Kearney (Neb.) Hub, April 16, 2011)

Green-related tax breaks
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 15, 2011)

Take Charge energy efficiency challenge wraps up first quarter
(Kansas State U. Collegian, April 15, 2011)

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback promotes three E’s of energy policy at KU Energy Conference
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 14, 2011)

Newton site aims to be a regional commerce hub
(Wichita Eagle, April 14, 2011)

Wind turbine could generate power and educational tools at Eudora High School
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 13, 2011)

Riley County kicks off Resourceful Kansas project
(KTKA 49 News, April 13, 2011)

Ellis County Wind lawsuit dismissed
(Hays Daily News, April 8, 2011)

Ellis County Wind lawsuit dismissed
(Hays Daily News, April 8, 2011)

Editorial: Wind power
(Hays Daily News, April 7, 2011)

Kansas, Missouri rank high for wind power
(Kansas City Business Journal, April 8, 2011)

Change in the wind
(Hutchinson News, April 5, 2011)

Ellis County OKs wind recommendations
(Hays Daily News, April 5, 2011)

Eudora joins loan program for energy efficiency upgrades
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 5, 2011)

Q&A - Kevin Good, Lawrence
(Kansas City Star, April 2, 2011)

Judge sides with Sierra Club in suit over Holcomb coal-fired plant
(Dodge City Globe, April 1, 2011)

Ruling seen as delay for coal plant
(Hutchinson News, April 1, 2011)

March 2011

Court ruling could delay Sunflower coal plant
(Kansas City Star, March 31, 2011)

Wolf Creek nuclear plant among three in U.S. that need more oversight, NRC reports
(Kansas City Star, March 31, 2011)

KSU manufacturing institute develops new products
(Clay Center Dispatch, March 30, 2011)

International company to partner with KU for first electric vehicle charging station in Lawrence
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 25, 2011)

LED street lights to come to downtown Lawrence
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 25, 2011)

KU rain garden a success
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 25, 2011)

Editorial: Old Standby
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 25, 2011)

Wind industry could take toll on Kansas highways
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 24, 2011)

Brownback: Make ecological economical
(Wichita Eagle, March 23, 2011)

Douglas County maintenance director plans to cut energy use 30 percent by 2015
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 22, 2011)

videoPortable solar trackers follow the sun, lead the way in efficiency
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 22, 2011)

KSU researches cascading power failures
(Topeka Capital-Journal, March 21, 2011)

Solar project heating up at TWHS
(Topeka Capital-Journal, March 18, 2011)

Electrical line could mean jobs
(The Newton Kansan, March 16, 2011)

KU building to showcase sustainable technology near Chamney dairy farm
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 12, 2011)

Energy audits help find holes to plug
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 11, 2011)

KU students plugging into energy-saving contest against K-State
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 11, 2011)

City gets update on wind turbine project problems
(El Dorado Times, March 9, 2011)

Declining gas valuations concern for area officials
(Garden City Telegram, March 8, 2011)

Editorial: Energy Surge
(Garden City Telegram, March 7, 2011)

Energy Security
(McPherson Sentinel, March 4, 2011)

February 2011

City looks at alternate funding for wind turbine
(El Dorado Times, Feb. 28, 2011)

KU builds energy facility
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Feb. 28, 2011)

Willis makes case for ethanol, domestic energy production
(Liberal (KS) Southwest Daily Times, Feb. 25, 2011)

Wind, coal important part of energy future
(Clay Center Dispatch, Feb. 24, 2011)

Studio 804 to build innovative sustainable energy center at KU
(KU University Relations, Feb. 23, 2011)

Westar seeks OK to buy more wind power
(Hutchinson News, Feb. 21, 2011)

National ag marketing firm buys Kan. ethanol plant
(El Dorado Times, Feb. 18, 2011)

Houston-based Clean Line Energy Partners announces transmission line plan
(Dodge City Globe, Feb. 17, 2011)

Scoular Company to resurrect Gateway ethanol plant
(Pratt Tribune, Feb. 16, 2011)

Ag company buys Pratt ethanol plant
(Hutchinson News, Feb. 16, 2011)

Goal of many more ‘green’ jobs is elusive
(Kansas City Star, Feb. 15, 2011)

Former KDHE secretary Rod Bremby says he did not resign
(Lawrence Journal-World, Feb. 11, 2011)

City takes next step in wind turbine project for waste water plant
(El Dorado Times, Feb. 10, 2011)

Fired KDHE leader speaks out at last
(Kansas City Star, Feb. 9, 2011)

From Devastation To LEED: A Small Town Story
(Earth Techling, Feb. 9, 2011)

Poised for a renewal
(Hutchinson News, Feb. 5, 2011)

January 2011

Group seeks repeal of sorghum tax
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Jan. 31, 2011)

As smart meter use grows across state, so do options for easy use
(Lawrence Journal-World, Jan. 31, 2011)

videoHundreds turn out for Take Charge Challenge kick-off party at Liberty Hall
(Lawrence Journal-World, Jan. 30, 2011)

videoTake Charge Challenge Kick-Off
(Lawrence Journal-World, Jan. 26, 2011)

Winter warriors: Snow is no obstacle to these hard-core bicycle commuters
(Lawrence Journal-World, Jan. 22, 2011)

Wind farms built from the ground up
(Clay Center Dispatch, Jan. 20, 2011)

Westar Energy's SmartStar program director answers your questions about smart meters being installed in Lawrence
(Lawrence Journal-World, Jan. 19, 2011)

Landowners air concerns about ITC Great Plains transmission line route
(Lawrence Journal-World, Jan. 18, 2011)

Retrofitting power plants studied
(Lawrence Journal-World, Jan. 16, 2011)

Sierra Club files legal challenge to coal-burning power plant in southwest Kansas
(Lawrence Journal-World, Jan. 14, 2011)

Incentives, new technology prompt Lawrence homeowner to install solar panels
(Lawrence Journal-World, Jan. 14, 2011)

Schuff Steel to open wind tower plant in Ottawa
(El Dorado Times, Jan. 11, 2011)

Schuff Steel plans to open wind tower manufacturing plant in Ottawa
(Lawrence Journal-World, Jan. 10, 2011)

PCC trustees approve solar technology program
(Pratt Tribune, Jan. 7, 2011)

U.S. Energy News

June 2011

Detroit goes green? Carmakers must average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025
(Christian Science Monitor, July 27, 2011)

Big flooding events should spark planners to re-evaluate preparedness plans, one group of scientists say
(Lawrence Journal World, June 23, 2011)

Second tower to measure wind in Thayer County
(Hastings (Neb.) Tribune, June 22, 2011)

China's `solar city' rushes to catch power boom
(Kansas City Star, June 22, 2011)

Enel Green Power Purchases 51% Stake in Oklahoma wind Farm from Tradewind Energy
(Newswire Today, June 18, 2011)

Aether LLC To Install 'Met' Tower For Wind Project
(The Geneva Nebraska Signal, June 16, 2011)

Google invests $280 million to spur home solar
(Kansas City Star, June 14, 2011)

Survey sees lag in interest for ‘smart’ grid
(Kansas City Star, June 13, 2011)

NPPD looks at buying wind power in Broken Bow
(Columbus (Neb.) Telegram, June 13, 2011)

Carlisle Area School District's mowing chores outsourced to sheep
(The Harrisburg (Pa.) Patriot-News, June 12, 2011)

A Warming Planet Struggles to Feed Itself
(New York Times, June 4, 2011 )

Wind Capital Group eager for EEZ approval
(Maryville (Mo.) Daily Forum, June 2, 2011)

AudioYacht Maker Now Navigating Wind Power Industry
(National Public Radio, June 1, 2011)

Germans’ Deep Suspicions of Nuclear Power Reach a Political Tipping Point
(New York Times, June 1, 2011)

May 2011

Will recovering global economy thwart efforts to curb global warming?
(Christian Science Monitor, May 31, 2011)

Advocates say wind projects in jeopardy
(Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, May 25, 2011)

Home deconstruction: Can an entire house be recycled?
(Christian Science Monitor, May 25, 2011)

Chicago Prepares for a Warm Long-Term Forecast
(New York Times, May 22, 2011)

Wind farm operators say Northwest power manager’s shutdown notice discriminates against them
(Washington Post, May 17, 2011)

Tenn. firm to build wind farm in Okla. Panhandle
(Forbes.com, May 17, 2011)

Tidal turbines: New sparks of hope for green energy from beneath the waves
(Christian Science Monitor, May 16, 2011)

The Deal: Innovations in Community Wind Finance
(Renewable Energy World, May 13, 2011)

Kansas City Power & Light gets final rate hike for Iatan 2 plant
(Kansas City Star, May 11, 2011)

13 Ways to Save on Gas this Summer
(New York Times, May 11, 2011)

House Approves a Bill to Spur Oil Exploration
(New York Times, May 11, 2011)

'Fracking' for natural gas is polluting ground water, study concludes
(Christian Science Monitor, May 9, 2011)

Epic Systems plans to add more solar panels
(Wisconsin State Journal, May 6, 2011)

Big Coal Fights Off Crackdown on Toxic Ash
(Rolling Stone Magazine, May 4, 2011)

TradeWind Energy expands wind project near Oklahoma-Kansas border
(Kansas City Business Journal, May 4, 2011)

April 2011

Solar Panels Rise Pole by Pole, Followed by Gasps of ‘Eyesore’
(New York Times, April 27, 2011)

America’s Nuclear Nightmare
(Rolling Stone Magazine, April 27, 2011)

Poll finds strong support for wind energy in Wisconsin
(La Crosse (Wis.) Tribune, April 22, 2011)

Wind farm in works for Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes
(Beaumont (Tx.) Enterprise, April 21, 2011)

Who can force utilities to cut greenhouse gases? Supreme Court to decide.
(Christian Science Monitor, April 19, 2011)

Bill would overhaul Missouri's renewable energy law
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 17, 2011)

Solar power: breakthrough could herald big drop in costs
(Christian Science Monitor, April 15, 2011)

Missouri regulators approve 5.23 percent increase in KCP&L rates
(Kansas City Star, April 14, 2011)

Turbines turning near Petersburg
(Columbus (Neb.) Telegram, April 11, 2011)

Tar sands mines: New oil source or wildlife disaster?
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 10, 2011)

Wind Industry running 'afowl' of avian conservation groups
(Tulsa World, April 10, 2011)

Iowa leads all states in use of wind energy
(Des Moines Register, April 8, 2011)

The ugly truth about energy
(TomDispatch, April 7, 2011)

New mercury rules could mean higher utility rates but improve health, environment
(Joplin Globe, April 2, 2011)

March 2011

Missouri has pros, cons for renewable energy
(Columbia Daily Tribune, March 31, 2011)

Obama Sets Goal of One-Third Cut in Oil Imports
(New York Times, March 30, 2011)

videoObama rolls out plan to cut oil imports
(CNN.com, March 30, 2011)

Rules may change for wind farm sites
(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 27, 2011)

Showdown: It’s Wind Energy v. Shale Gas for Cavern Storage
(Public Education Center's DC Bureau, March 26, 2011)

Wind energy lines to be made in Arkansas
(Fort Smith (Ark.) City Wire, March 24, 2011)

When Wind Farms Trump House Cats
(New York Times, March 21, 2011)

Tweety Was Right: Cats Are a Bird’s No. 1 Enemy
(New York Times, March 20, 2011)

Oil not only culprit in gas price hikes
(Hutchinson News, March 8, 2011)

Harnessing the Wind
(Ecohome Magazine, March 1, 2011)

Fracking activity in gas drilling may be linked to ‘swarm’ of Arkansas quakes
(The Colorado Independent, March 1, 2011)

February 2011

Xcel Energy blasted for burying bill to up small-scale renewable energy projects
(The Colorado Independent, Feb. 28, 2011)

Renewables still suffer from economic crisis-report
(Reuters, Feb. 28, 2011)

Wind energy official touts project
(Tulsa World, Feb. 24, 2011)

Rising Oil Prices Pose New Threat to U.S. Economy
(New York Times, Feb. 24, 2011)

Wind industry wants safety law changed
(The (Sioux Falls) Argus Leader, Feb. 21, 2011)

Oklahoma stands to benefit from other states' wind projects
(Oklahoma City Oklahoman, Feb. 18, 2011)

$165 million wind farm dedicated near Humboldt
(Lincoln Journal Star, Feb. 17, 2011)

Public hearing scheduled on windmill turbines
(Nebraska City News Press, Feb. 14, 2011)

Government unveils voluntary guidelines to avoid bird deaths at wind farms
(Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Feb. 8, 2011)

Wind farm bill meets stiff resistance
(Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Feb. 5, 2011)

January 2011

Editorial: Sunny outlook: Solar power takes big step forward
(El Paso (TX) Times-Leader, Jan. 23, 2011)

Gas prices rise: Is Obama to blame?
(Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 21, 2011)

Global warming: Impact of receding snow and ice surprises scientists
(Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 18, 2011)

Proposed wind farm could cover 10,000 acres near Jasper
(Carthage Press, Jan. 13, 2011)

 

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