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Kansas Energy News

April 2007

Location selection due to wind surveys
(Hays Daily News, April 30, 2007)

Turbine Time
(Great Bend Tribune, April 30, 2007)

Location selection due to wind surveys
(Hays Daily News, April 30, 2007)

Tests to determine wind farm's effect on power grid
(Hays Daily News, April 28, 2007)

Planned coal plants in Kansas face opposition
(Wichita Eagle, April 27, 2007)

Kansans spread the word on global warning
(Wichita Eagle, April 27, 2007)

What Wichita is doing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
(Wichita Eagle, April 27, 2007)

KDHE approves permit for Abengoa expansion
(Wichita Eagle, April 27, 2007)

Westar Energy CEO announces retirement
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 26, 2007)

Haines to retire from Westar
(Topeka Capital-Journal, April 26, 2007)
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Wind farm talk gaining more speed
(Hays Daily News, April 24, 2007)

Editorial: Pushing wind
(Hutchinson News, April 22, 2007)
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Holcomb bio-energy plant moves forward
(Hutchinson News, April 20, 2007)
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Gas spill deemed largely harmless
(Hutchinson News, April 18, 2007)
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Tyson teams up with energy company to create fuel
(Garden City Telegram, April 17, 2007)

County supports traffic plan
(Garden City Telegram, April 17, 2007)

New counsel for wind farm issues
(Hays Daily News, April 17, 2007)

Ford County home to second ethanol plant
(Dodge City Globe, April 17, 2007)
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KCP&L Issues Request for Wind Proposals
(KCP&L Press Release, April 16, 2007)

KCP&L Wind Energy Request for Proposals
 - RFP document (PDF, 100 kb)
April 16, 2007

Students support climate action
(University of Kansas Daily Kansan, April 16, 2007)

Utilities and EPA dispute semantics
(Kansas City Star, April 16, 2007)
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Rally steps up climate awareness
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 15, 2007)

Climate change activists rally at WU
(Topeka Capital-Journal, April 15, 2007)
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Tri-State backs off plans to build new coal plants
(Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, April 15, 2007)

Council eyes response to warming
(Hutchinson News, April 14, 2007)
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Renewable Energy Group agrees to build biodiesel plant in Emporia
(Emporia Gazette, April 13, 2007)

City approves upgrading Arkalon water wells for ethanol plant
(Liberal (Kan.) Southwest Daily Times, April 12, 2007)

Commissioners OK turbine agreements
(Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter, April 12, 2007)

CPV Wind sold to new company
(Hays Daily News, April 11, 2007)

Tri-State becoming a jolly green giant?
(Telluride (Col.) Daily Planet, April 11, 2007)

Small steps can held decrease global warming
(Johnson County Sun, April 11, 2007)

Sunflower’s proposed landfill under fire
(Hays Daily News, April 10, 2007)

Developers change layout of energy plant
(Hutchinson News, April 10, 2007)
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Aquila pushes for rate increase
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 10, 2007)

Construction taking place on biodiesel plant
(Pittsburg Morning Sun, April 9, 2007)
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Jeter resigns from wind farm counsel
(Hays Daily News, April 9, 2007)

KCK utilities board to get review
(Topeka Capital-Journal, April 9, 2007)
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Tri-State: Plan for one plant
(Garden City Telegram, April 6, 2007)

New power plant possible
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 6, 2007)

Coal-fired plants' construction delayed
(Hutchinson News, April 6, 2007)
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Contract signed for ethanol plant
(Hutchinson News, April 6, 2007)
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Tri-State plant plans pushed back
(Garden City Telegram, April 5, 2007)

Proposed power plant at Holcomb put on hold
(Hays Daily News, April 5, 2007)

Aquila seeking to raise its rates for natural gas delivery
(Dodge City Globe, April 4, 2007)
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KCP&L donates laptops to USD #381 Spearville/Windthorst
(Dodge City Globe, April 4, 2007)
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New utility may deliver savings
(Pratt Tribune, April 3, 2007)

Sierra Club files power plant suit
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 3, 2007)

Court ruling, lawsuit threaten power plants
(Hutchinson News, April 3, 2007)
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Commissioners hear wind farm feedback
(Hays Daily News, April 2, 2007)

Hayden: Wetlands should be protected, appreciated
(Great Bend Tribune, April 2, 2007)

Kansas in driver's seat with energy bills
Action primes state to move forward with production
(Topeka Capital-Journal, April 1, 2007)
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Editorial: Kansas is poised for energy takeoff
(Wichita Eagle, April 1, 2007)

Editorial: Recycling e-waste
(Hutchinson News, April 1, 2007)
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March 2007

Report: Corn crop biggest since '44
(Hutchinson News, March 31, 2007)
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Editorial: Ethanol leader
(Hutchinson News, March 30, 2007)
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Firms cash in by building green
(Johnson County Sun, March 29, 2007)

Recycling conference in Hutch aims for solutions to e-waste problems
(Hutchinson News, March 29, 2007)
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Electronic dilemma
(Hutchinson News, March 29, 2007)
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Aquila seeks natural gas rate increase
(Hutchinson News, March 29, 2007)
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Wind farm debate blows into Hays
(Hays Daily News, March 28, 2007)

Senate approves tax breaks for greener energy production
(Wichita Eagle, March 23, 2007)

Wind farm proposal blows on county
(Colby Free Press, March 21, 2007)

Agreement allows new Mo. power plant
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 21, 2007)

Kansas Mining Legacy: Earth’s wounds run deep
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 21, 2007)

Recycler leaves nothing to waste
(Topeka Capital-Journal, March 21, 2007)
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Bush pushes energy agenda on K.C.-area auto plant tours
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 21, 2007)

Diuguid: In going green, Wal-Mart is a welcome ally
(Kansas City Star, March 21, 2007)
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Accord reached on power plants
(Kansas City Star, March 20, 2007)
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Construction to resume on Iatan 2 power plant
(Joplin (Mo.) Globe, March 20, 2007)

Mining’s legacy: A scar on Kansas
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 20, 2007)

A couple of mines still exist
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 20, 2007)

Lawrence retiree recalls working in coal mine
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 20, 2007)

Sierra Club raises new concerns
(Garden City Telegram, March 17, 2007)

Barton Co. delays vote on zoning for turbines
(Hutchinson News, March 13, 2007)
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Ethanol boom fuels shortage of some seeds
(Hutchinson News, March 13, 2007)
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Legislator is keen on energy
(Topeka Capital-Journal, March 12, 2007)
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Kansas ripe for biodiesel production
(Wichita Eagle, March 11, 2007)

A green light for ethanol plant
(Dodge City Globe, March 10, 2007)

Secretary urges commission to delay turbine issue
(Harris News Service, March 9, 2007)

Conestoga continues plans with new road to ethanol plant
(Liberal (Kan.) Southwest Daily Times, March 9, 2007)

Lawmaker seeks renewable energy standard
(Hutchinson News, March 8, 2007)
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Document could put hold on KCK power plant
(Topeka Capital-Journal, March 8, 2007)
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BPU looks at effects of report
(Kansas City Star, March 8, 2007)
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Pitch Wins Court Battle
(Kansas City Pitch Weekly, March 8, 2007)

PVREA endorses coal-plant plans
(Fort Collins (Col.) Weekly, March 2007)

Utility may have violated federal law
(Kansas City Star, March 7, 2007)
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Another ethanol plant proposed in Ford Co.
(Hutchinson News, March 7, 2007)
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Developer files application in Ellis County for wind farm
(Hays Daily News, March 6, 2007)

Wes Jackson calls for development of Kansas wind energy
(Hutchinson News, March 6, 2007)
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Zoning board to consider proposal for ethanol, biodiesel plants
(Dodge City Globe, March 6, 2007)

States, utilities building wave for renewable energy
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 5, 2007)

Attorneys argue 'issue of law' in trial against Ford County
(Dodge City Globe, March 2, 2007)

Ethanol opponents face off in court
(Hutchinson News, March 2, 2007)
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KCP&L: Ruling won’t jar plan
(Kansas City Star, March 2, 2007)
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BPU Could Face Thousands In Fines
(Kansas City Pitch Weekly, March 1, 2007)

BPU Admits Mistake
(Kansas City Pitch Weekly, March 1, 2007)

Cranes lift heavy pieces of power plant into place
(Goodland Star-News, March 2, 2007)

KCP&L sues to resolve Iatan clean air allegations
(Kansas City Business Journal, March 1, 2007)

KU’s Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets takes part in global research effort
(KU News Release, March 1, 2007)

Government to invest in plant
(Topeka Capital-Journal, March 1, 2007)
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DOE will help build refinery
(Wichita Eagle, March 1, 2007)

U.S. Energy News

April 2007

Fluorescent Bulbs Are Known to Zap Domestic Tranquillity
(Washington Post, April 30, 2007)
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On the Road, Hope for a Zero-Pollution Car
(The New York Times, April 29, 2007)
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Carbon-Neutral Is Hip, but Is It Green?
(The New York Times, April 29, 2007)
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Editorial: A Glacial Pace on Warming
(The New York Times, April 28, 2007)
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New Hampshire approves renewable energy plan
(Concord (NH) Monitor, April 27, 2007)

States take lead in cutting carbon emissions
(Christian Science Monitor, April 27, 2007)

Is China outdoing US in curbing carbon?
(Christian Science Monitor, April 27, 2007)

Climate Panel Sees Need for New Steps on Emissions
(The New York Times, April 27, 2007)
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Public Remains Split on Response to Warming
(The New York Times, April 27, 2007)
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Canada Announces Goals for Reducing Emissions
(The New York Times, April 27, 2007)
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Iacocca Says Detroit Living in Past
(NPR.org, April 26, 2007)

China moves to shrink its carbon footprint
(Christian Science Monitor, April 26, 2007)

Editorial: Walk the talk on global warming
(Christian Science Monitor, April 26, 2007)

US mining company agrees to 'green' review
(Christian Science Monitor, April 26, 2007)

Climate Change Adds Twist to Debate Over Dams
(The New York Times, April 23, 2007)
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This Earth Day, a focus on Earth's warming
(Christian Science Monitor, April 20, 2007)

Today’s Topic Is Solar Energy Systems
(The New York Times, April 19, 2007)
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Could global warming cause war?
(Christian Science Monitor, April 19, 2007)

Giant carbon vacuums could cool Earth
(Christian Science Monitor, April 19, 2007)

Cut the smog as you mow the lawn
(Christian Science Monitor, April 19, 2007)

Saunders: Green giant's big carbon footprint
(San Francisco Chronicle, April 17, 2007)

Global warming health effects
(San Francisco Chronicle, April 17, 2007)

Home Depot to Display an Environmental Label
(The New York Times Magazine, April 17, 2007)
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A Renewed Push for Ethanol, Without the Corn
(The New York Times Magazine, April 17, 2007)
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Global Warming: The Latest Research and Politics
(Washington Post, April 16, 2007)
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The Power of Green
(The New York Times Magazine, April 15, 2007)
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Global Warming Called Security Threat
(The New York Times, April 15, 2007)
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To Fight Global Warming, Some Hang a Clothesline
(The New York Times, April 12, 2007)
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Automakers pitch first climate-change court fight in Vermont
(Christian Science Monitor, April 12, 2007)

Key climate question: What's the cost of carbon?
(Christian Science Monitor, April 12, 2007)

Hollywood's guru of global warming
(Christian Science Monitor, April 12, 2007)

Will: Fuzzy Climate Math
(Washington Post, April 12, 2007)
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EPA stays course on ethanol
(San Francisco Chronicle, April 11, 2007)

Thune touts uniting wind, hydro power
(Sioux Falls (SD) Argus Leader, April 11, 2007)

ConocoPhillips Joins Climate Group
(Washington Post, April 11, 2007)
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Why US pump prices are on the rise – once again
(Christian Science Monitor, April 11, 2007)

Challenge to Emissions Rule Is Set to Start
(The New York Times, April 10, 2007)
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Whitman: Carbon Ruling: A Welcome First Step
(Washington Post, April 9, 2007)
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A Plastic Wrapper Today Could Be Fuel Tomorrow
(The New York Times, April 9, 2007)
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Foundation to Offer $100 Million to Deal With Global Warming
(The New York Times, April 9, 2007)
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Latest global warming report urges world to begin adapting
(Christian Science Monitor, April 6, 2007)

Tri-State delays plans for Kan. plant
(Denver Post, April 6, 2007)

Wind proponents confront coal power
(Vail (Col.) Daily News, April 5, 2007)

Editorial: The Consequences of Corn
(The New York Times, April 5, 2007)
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Surviving a warmer world: Global forecast is 'mostly dry'
(Christian Science Monitor, April 5, 2007)

Editorial: Man the dikes for climate change
(Christian Science Monitor, April 5, 2007)

Faced with a lack of energy options, Thailand looks to coal
(Christian Science Monitor, April 5, 2007)

Bush Splits With Congress and States on Emissions
(The New York Times, April 4, 2007)
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Supreme Court: EPA must address climate risk
(Christian Science Monitor, April 3, 2007)

Reports From Four Fronts in the War on Warming
(The New York Times, April 3, 2007)
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Storing wind energy
(Wichita Eagle, April 1, 2007)

March 2007

The 2 percent solution on global warming
(Topeka Capital-Journal, March 31, 2007)
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From On the Griddle To Off the Grid
(Queens (NY) Ledger, March 29, 2007)

Increased use of renewable energy always driven by government policy
(Columbia Missourian, March 29, 2007)

Scientists weigh risks of climate 'techno-fixes'
(Christian Science Monitor, March 29, 2007)

Air, Water Powerful Partners in Northwest
(Washington Post, March 21, 2007)
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Activists Feel Warming on Climate Change
(Washington Post, March 21, 2007)
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Samuelson: Hollywood's Climate Follies
(Washington Post, March 21, 2007)
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Gore faces Congress on climate change
(San Francisco Chronicle, March 21, 2007)

Gore Urges Quick Action on Global Warming
(The New York Times, March 21, 2007)
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Top security priority: Cars must change, Bush says
(Kansas City Star, March 21, 2007)
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Material Shows Weakening of Climate Reports
(The New York Times, March 20, 2007)
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Commentary: Tax energy use, not employment
(Christian Science Monitor, March 14, 2007)

Britain unveils 'global first' bill to cut CO2 emissions
(Christian Science Monitor, March 14, 2007)

Britain Drafts Laws to Slash Carbon Emissions
(The New York Times, March 14, 2007)
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A U.S. Alliance to Update the Light Bulb
(The New York Times, March 14, 2007)
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Renewing a Call to Act Against Climate Change
(The New York Times, March 14, 2007)
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Start-Up Fervor Shifts to Energy in Silicon Valley
(The New York Times, March 14, 2007)
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Pelosi Reveals Who's Who On Global Warming Panel
(Washington Post, March 12, 2007)
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Coal 'rush' faces environmental opposition
(Medford (Or.) Mail Tribune, March 12, 2007)

Commentary: The other side of ethanol
(Freeport (Ill.) Journal Standard, March 10, 2007)

Midwest Has 'Coal Rush,' Seeing No Alternative
(Washington Post, March 10, 2007)
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Brazil, US look for an ethanol alliance
(Christian Science Monitor, March 8, 2007)

Climate change brews ocean trouble
(Christian Science Monitor, March 8, 2007)

Even White House predicts rise in greenhouse gases
(Christian Science Monitor, March 8, 2007)

How green is nuclear power?
(Christian Science Monitor, March 7, 2007)

Renewable Energy: What's So Bad About Big?
(The New York Times, March 7, 2007)
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Venture Capitalists Want to Put Some Algae in Your Tank
(The New York Times, March 7, 2007)
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Unlocking clean, cheap energy
(San Francisco Chronicle, March 6, 2007)

Oil Innovations Pump New Life Into Old Wells
(The New York Times, March 5, 2007)
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China about to pass U.S. as world's top generator of greenhouse gases
(San Francisco Chronicle, March 5, 2007)

As warnings grow more dire, Nobelist emerges as leader
(San Francisco Chronicle, March 5, 2007)

U.S. Predicting Steady Increase for Emissions
(The New York Times, March 3, 2007)
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Evangelical’s Focus on Climate Draws Fire of Christian Right
(The New York Times, March 3, 2007)
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Nuclear industry sees fertile ground in green Europe
(Christian Science Monitor, March 2, 2007)

Editorial: Splitting atoms to cool the planet
(Christian Science Monitor, March 2, 2007)

Follow Calif. on warming, Congress told
(San Francisco Chronicle, March 2, 2007)

U.N. Secretary General Calls Global Warming a Priority
(Washington Post, March 2, 2007)
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Ignatius: The Climate-Change Precipice
(Washington Post, March 2, 2007)
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