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Kansas Energy News

April 2006

Company buys land for biodiesel plant
(The Hutchinson News, April 30, 2006)
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Experts: Reliance on oil must end
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 30, 2006)

Sprint soon to rely on wind farm
(Kansas City Star, April 29, 2006)
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Editorial: Windy days don't have to be all bad
(Colby Free Press, April 28, 2006)

Panel picks site for biodiesel plant
(Pratt Tribune, April 28, 2006)

Sprint Nextel buys wind-based power from KCP&L
(Kansas City Business Journal, April 28, 2006)

Goodland ethanol plant hearing set
(2nd page)
(Goodland Star-News, April 28, 2006)

Airport staging area for pipeline
(Pratt Tribune, April 28, 2006)

Conference focuses on reducing oil use
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 28, 2006)

Editorial: Leadership needed to kick oil habit
(Wichita Eagle, April 28, 2006)

Gas stations with biofuels might get incentives
(Hutchinson News, April 28, 2006)
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Pain at the pump
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 28, 2006)

Planned network shows potential for wind farms
(Hutchinson News, April 27, 2006)
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Editorial: Burned Out
(Garden City Telegram, April 26, 2006)

Big wheels, high prices put strain on wallets
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 26, 2006)

Watt: Oil and water just don't mix
((Liberal) Southwest Daily Times, April 25, 2006)

A History of Oil - History of oil preserved at Kansas Oil Museum
(El Dorado Times, April 25, 2006)

Sunflower electric contract approved
(2nd page)
(Goodland Star-News, April 25, 2006)

Editorial: Gasoline prices - We can do it
(Topeka Capital-Journal, April 24, 2006)
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Power plant hopes 'green tags' will help it and the environment
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 22, 2006)

Businesses go green
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 22, 2006)

Prospecting pays off
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 22, 2006)

Farmers contend with record-high fuel costs
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 22, 2006)

Energy costs place extra stress on bottom line
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 22, 2006)

Will gas cost more than $4 in June? Wanna bet?
(Wichita Eagle, April 22, 2006)

Symposium highlights history of oil, gas industry
(Wichita Eagle, April 22, 2006)

Holcomb-area power plants on track for construction
(Hutchinson News, April 21, 2006)
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Editorial: Earth Day -- No excuses
(Topeka Capital-Journal, April 21, 2006)
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Sunflower, local officials to review expansion work
(Garden City Telegram, April 19, 2006)

Renewable energy to power Journal-World’s presses
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 19, 2006)

Nickerson co-op quickly sells out of fuel contracts
(Hutchinson News, April 19, 2006)
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Waste-to-energy costs studied
(Newton Kansan, April 18, 2006)
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New crop, new industry
(Winfield Courier, April 18, 2006)

Burden farmer blazes a trail with biodiesel plant
(Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 2006)

Prices at the pumps fueling residents to re-adjust spending
(Garden City Telegram, April 18, 2006)

First biodiesel pump opens in Kansas City at Valero station
(Hutchinson News, April 17, 2006)
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Developers await study on ethanol plant in area
(Hutchinson News, April 15, 2006)
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Energy aid funds nearly exhausted
(Hutchinson News, April 14, 2006)
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Westar program also provides help
(Hutchinson News, April 14, 2006)
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Kansas wind has the power
(Colby Free Press, April 13, 2006)

Construction begins on Spearville wind farm
(Hutchinson News, April 13, 2006)
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LOCKED in: Co-ops in area offering fuel contracts
(Hutchinson News, April 13, 2006)
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Judge: Old deeds don't give access to methane
(The Parsons Sun, April 12, 2006)

Professor examines what drives gas prices
(Topeka Capital-Journal, April 12, 2006)
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Oil, gas project nears end
(Garden City Telegram, April 11, 2006)

Coal plants' renaissance pits energy vs. pollution
(Kansas City Star, April 11, 2006)
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Petrol starts coalbed methane flow in Kansas
(Oil & Gas Journal, April 11, 2006)

County to discuss pipeline survey
(Garden City Telegram, April 8, 2006)

Financing in place for Gateway plant
(Pratt Tribune, April 7, 2006)

Retail biodiesel station set for KC
(Kansas City Business Journal, April 7, 2006)

Tri-State to build three power plants
(Denver Business Journal, April 6, 2006)

Sebelius signs E85 tax reduction bill
(Wichita Business Journal, April 5, 2006)

Editorial: Wittig/Lake Sentences -- Justice done
(Topeka Capital-Journal, April 5, 2006)
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Unstable prices at pump expected through summer
(Topeka Capital-Journal, April 5, 2006)
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Wind Turbines to land in Texas
(Goodland Star-News, April 4, 2006)

Wittig is sentenced to 18 years
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 4, 2006)

Former Westar Chiefs Get Long Prison Terms In Looting Case
(Washington Post, April 4, 2006)
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Wittig, Lake sentenced in Westar plot
(Wichita Eagle, April 4, 2006)

18 years for Wittig
(Topeka Capital-Journal, April 4, 2006)
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Two Westar shareholders 'pleased' with sentences
(Topeka Capital-Journal, April 4, 2006)
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Lake, Wittig request Eastern prisons
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 3, 2006)

March 2006

Groups: Government should take bigger role in power plant sites
(The Parsons Sun, March 31, 2006)

Goodland to see new electric contract
(Goodland Star-News, March 31, 2006)

Editorial: Fuel economy standards
(Hutchinson News, March 31, 2006)
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Type of oil field equipment killing migratory birds
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 30, 2006)

Dead birds found in oil equipment
(Wichita Eagle, March 30, 2006)

Westar figure asks to remain free pending appeal
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 30, 2006)

More gas stations to sell ethanol blend
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 30, 2006)

More Kansas stations to sell ethanol blend
(Topeka Capital-Journal, March 30, 2006)
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Wildlife agents find hundreds of dead birds in Kansas oil fields
(Wichita Eagle, March 29, 2006)

Sebelius considering bill lowering ethanol fuel tax
(Wichita Business Journal, March 29, 2006)

For sale: studio made of straw
Appraisers, North Lawrence couple disagree about value of rare structure
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 28, 2006)

Session will showcase loans, grants for renewable energy
(Wichita Eagle, March 28, 2006)

Oil still has its ups, downs
(Hays Daily News, March 27, 2006)

Editorial: What's 2 acres of tundra?
(Manhattan Mercury, March 27, 2006)
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Westar's coal supply reduced; disruptions in railroad service raise concerns
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 27, 2006)

County could tap bloated landfill
(Hutchinson News, March 27, 2006)
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AP: Kansas landfills exploring uses of methane gas
(Wichita Eagle, March 27, 2006)

Windy Kansas
(Salina Journal, March 26, 2006)

Spearville gets wound up for construction of energy farm
(Hutchinson News, March 24, 2006)
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Westar narrows field on coal plant
(Hutchinson News, March 24, 2006)
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Pollution permit measure moves to governor's desk
(Hutchinson News, March 24, 2006)
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Canadian crude: Is this our fuel fix?
(Kansas City Star, March 24, 2006)
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Energy grant program coming to Hesston
(Newton Kansan, March 23, 2006)
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Bill intended to raise energy production
(Topeka Capital-Journal, March 23, 2006)
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Home Fuel Bills Show No Sign of Mild Winter
(New York Times, March 22, 2006)
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Getting fueled up - Community leaders attend ethanol presentation
(Wellington Daily News, March 22, 2006)

Sunflower overhauls its facilities
(Garden City Telegram, March 22, 2006)

Officials prepare report on wind power 'no' vote
(Manhattan Mercury, March 21, 2006)
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Plat approved for Goodland Energy Center
(2nd page)
(Goodland Star-News, March 21, 2006)

House panel endorses power plant bill
(Hutchinson News, March 21, 2006)
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AP: Ethanol industry braces for some bad attention
(Hutchinson News, March 21, 2006)
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Spot in Hamilton County recognized as Kansas' windiest place
(Hutchinson News, March 20, 2006)
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Site work begins at Goodland Energy Center
(Goodland Star-News, March 17, 2006)

Winds can get too strong for energy farms
(Hutchinson News, March 17, 2006)
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Ethanol debate heating up
(Topeka Capital-Journal, March 16, 2006)
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Farming fuel
(Kansas State Collegian, March 15, 2006)

Action expected next week on wind farms
(Manhattan Mercury, March 14, 2006)
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Kansas extension office going green in Johnson County
(Kansas City Star, March 14, 2006)
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State subsidies to ethanol producers
(Wichita Eagle, March 11, 2006)

Pittsburg, Parsons 'appear' to remain in running for Westar plant
(Pittsburg Morning Sun, March 10, 2006)
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Wabaunsee judge wants the facts
(Manhattan Mercury, March 10, 2006)
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Goodland power plant permit OK'd
(2nd page)
(Goodland Star-News, March 10, 2006)

County officials plan to build bio-refinery complex
(Manhattan Mercury, March 9, 2006)
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Westar plant not coming to Fort Scott
(Pittsburg Morning Sun, March 9, 2006)

Deal struck on Wittig, Lake forfeiture
(Topeka Capital-Journal, March 9, 2006)
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Energy bills take toll on farmers
(Garden City Telegram, March 8, 2006)

Natural gas prices attacked
(Kansas City Star, March 8, 2006)
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AP: Westar to get some Wittig assets
(Topeka Capital-Journal, March 8, 2006)
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AP: Renewable energy isn't hot topic
(Topeka Capital-Journal, March 8, 2006)
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Local power from two sources
(Pratt Tribune, March 7, 2006)

Hampel fuel deliveries to stay on track
(Pratt Tribune, March 7, 2006)

Producers: Plan a waste
(Garden City Telegram, March 7, 2006)

Cross: The best energy solution is right here at home
(Kansas City Star, March 7, 2006)
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AP: Lawmakers make little progress on conservation, energy bills
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 7, 2006)

AP: Despite early buzz, renewable energy, conservation not hot issues
(Wichita Eagle, March 6, 2006)

A look at energy bills pending in Legislature
(Wichita Eagle, March 6, 2006)

PCC joins Energy Training Council
(Pratt Tribune, March 6, 2006)

Group discusses solutions for possible oil crisis
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 6, 2006)

New Westar rates in effect
(Wichita Eagle, March 4, 2006)

Commission to look at gas pipeline taxes
(Garden City Telegram, March 4, 2006)

Editorial: Solar Power -- Sobering thought
(Topeka Capital-Journal, March 3, 2006)
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Ethanol plant saving water rights
(Pratt Tribune, March 1, 2006)

U.S. Energy News

April 2006

G.O.P. Senators Hurry to Quell Furor Over Gas
(New York Times, April 28, 2006)
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Editorial: Pander at the Pump
(New York Times, April 28, 2006)
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Gainor: Why are we over a barrel?
(Washington Times, April 27, 2006)

For love of grease: Alternative fuels gaining acceptance
(The (Madison, Wis.) Capital Times, April 27, 2006)

With oil at $70 a barrel, firms try coal, shale, even turkeys
(Christian Science Monitor, April 27, 2006)

Second Thoughts in Congress on Oil Tax Breaks
(New York Times, April 27, 2006)
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Editorial: Phony War on Gas
(Washington Post, April 27, 2006)
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AP: Plans produced to attack high gasoline prices
(Winfield Courier, April 26, 2006)

Sweet: The Nuclear Option
(New York Times, April 26, 2006)
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Editorial: Creeping toward oil as a social good
(Christian Science Monitor, April 26, 2006)

GOP Blocks Measures Boosting Taxes on Oil Companies' Profits
(Washington Post, April 26, 2006)
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A US bid to ease gas prices
(Christian Science Monitor, April 26, 2006)

Bush Takes Steps to Ease Increase in Energy Prices
(New York Times, April 26, 2006)
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Bush Calls For Probe Of Rising Gas Prices
(Washington Post, April 26, 2006)
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In deregulation of electric markets, a consumer pinch
(Christian Science Monitor, April 25, 2006)

High gas prices propel a new 'moped madness'
(Christian Science Monitor, April 25, 2006)

AP: Bush Eases Environmental Rules on Gasoline
(Washington Post, April 25, 2006)
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Bush Orders Probe Into Gas Pricing
(Washington Post, April 25, 2006)
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Oil Prices: The pain ... and the gain
(USA Today, April 25, 2006)

As gas prices climb, wind power wins over new fans
(Kansas City Star, April 24, 2006)
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Editorial: A True Test on Energy
(New York Times, April 24, 2006)
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Energy Challenge: A Greener Way to Cut the Grass Runs Afoul of a Powerful Lobby
(New York Times, April 24, 2006)
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Behind Toyota's hybrid revolution
Automaker's successful gamble with Prius fuels its image as a trendsetter
(San Francisco Chronicle, April 24, 2006)

Bold idea for energy woes: global cooperation
(Christian Science Monitor, April 24, 2006)

Meltdown: Yelling 'Fire' on a Hot Planet
(New York Times, April 23, 2006)
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U.S. must rise to meet energy challenge
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 23, 2006)

Seager: People omitted from climate change equation
(Topeka Capital-Journal, April 22, 2006)
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The Battle Over the Blame for Gas Prices
(Washington Post, April 21, 2006)
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Graphic: Breaking Down the Cost of a Gallon of Gas
(Washington Post, April 21, 2006)
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Natural Gas Pipeline May Imperil Rain Forest
(Washington Post, April 21, 2006)
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Editorial: How Dare They Use Our Oil!
(New York Times, April 20, 2006)
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Applebaum: Are we ready for new energy sources?
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 20, 2006)

Applebaum: Tilting at Windmills
(Washington Post, April 19, 2006)
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Editorial: A greenhouse guessing game
(San Francisco Chronicle, April 19, 2006)

Should oldest US nuke plant stay on line?
(Christian Science Monitor, April 19, 2006)

Why so high? Oil markets riding new currents.
(Christian Science Monitor, April 19, 2006)

China's Oil Needs Are High on U.S. Agenda
(New York Times, April 19, 2006)
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California tackles greenhouse emissions
(Christian Science Monitor, April 18, 2006)

Drive an EV and Never Buy Gas Again
(Mother Earth News, April/May 2006)

Energy Challenge: Forget Computers. Here Comes the Sun
(New York Times, April 14, 2006)
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Chat Transcript: Tom Werner of SunPower Corp.
(Forbes on-line, April 13, 2006)

In coastal states, a revival of offshore drilling debate
(Christian Science Monitor, April 13, 2006)

Lee: Tame oil's wild price ride with a tax
(Christian Science Monitor, April 13, 2006)

Off the grid or on, solar and wind power gain
(USA Today, April 12, 2006)

Town Sees Nuclear Plans as a Boon, Not a Threat
(New York Times, April 10, 2006)
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Not summer yet, but gasoline prices are high and rising
(Christian Science Monitor, April 7, 2006)

New case for regulating CO2 emissions
(Christian Science Monitor, April 6, 2006)

Editorial: Flunking the Oil Addiction Test
(New York Times, April 4, 2006)
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Gas Prices Up Sharply Ahead of Peak Season
(Washington Post, April 4, 2006)
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Hsu: Want Clean Air? Try This
(Washington Post, April 4, 2006)
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Nuclear-plant security: Is it enough?
(Christian Science Monitor, April 4, 2006)

A 'green' building rises amid Beijing smog
(Christian Science Monitor, April 3, 2006)

In Enron trial, a novel - even brash - defense
(Christian Science Monitor, April 3, 2006)

Peck: Biotech crops will hurt family farmers and worsen energy crisis
(Topeka Capital-Journal, April 1, 2006)
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March 2006

Energy Challenge: Automakers Use New Technology to Beef Up Muscle, Not Mileage
(New York Times, March 30, 2006)
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Editorial: Big Oil's Big Windfall
(New York Times, March 28, 2006)
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Drake to open a real 'green' house
(Des Moines (Ia.) Register, March 27, 2006)
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Tubular skylights bring the sun to you
(Wichita Eagle, March 25, 2006)

Little time to avoid big thaw, scientists warn
(Christian Science Monitor, March 24, 2006)

Bergholdt: Battery replacement cost big question for hybrids
(Kansas City Star, March 24, 2006)
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Net-zero energy homes lower utility bills
(Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press, March 23, 2006)

Carbon cloud over a green fuel
(Christian Science Monitor, March 23, 2006)

Fill 'er up with gasohol, biodiesel, E85 ...
(Christian Science Monitor, March 23, 2006)

Hot topic gets warm support
(Christian Science Monitor, March 23, 2006)

Xcel bills to rise for solar rebates
(Denver Post, March 22, 2006)

Study Says U.S. Companies Lag on Global Warming
(New York Times, March 22, 2006)
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Cleaner Air Brings Drop in Death Rate
(New York Times, March 21, 2006)
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Rebates put shine on solar power
(Denver Post, March 19, 2006)

Doak: Iowa's winds carry potential for economic impact
(Des Moines (Ia.) Register, March 19, 2006)

CU-Boulder Announces Development Of Sustainable Energy Initiative
(University of Colorado Press Release, March 16, 2006)

With Energy-Tax Bonanza, Wyoming Schools Enjoy Windfall
(New York Times, March 16, 2006)
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Senators fill up on mergers, gas prices and regulations
(San Francisco Chronicle, March 15, 2006)

Large Oil Spill in Alaska Went Undetected for Days
(New York Times, March 15, 2006)
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An energy boom in Silt, Colo., for better and worse
(Christian Science Monitor, March 14, 2006)

Cal grad student working on thin solar panel
(San Francisco Chronicle, March 13, 2006)

Zero-energy concept helps homeowners save money
(Wichita Eagle, March 12, 2006)

Ignatius: The Planet Can't Wait
(Washington Post, March 8, 2006)
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'Green' chemists swap oil for renewable alternatives
(Christian Science Monitor, March 6, 2006)

Gas Boom Is Both Boon, Bane for Wyoming County
(Washington Post, March 6, 2006)
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12 states challenge EPA's refusal to regulate greenhouse gases
(San Francisco Chronicle, March 4, 2006)

Antarctica ice melting faster than can be replenished, satellites show
(San Francisco Chronicle, March 3, 2006)

Waste to wattage: Landfill gases create power
((Madison, Wis.) Capital Times, March 3, 2006)

Yellow light for a 'green' energy source
(Christian Science Monitor, March 2, 2006)

Divers Work the Gulf Floor to Undo What Hurricanes Did
(New York Times, March 1, 2006)
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