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Kansas Energy News

December 2005

Westar complains about KCC order
(Lawrence Journal-World, Dec. 31, 2005)

KCC decision in rate case disappoints Westar
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Dec. 31, 2005)

Electric Rates -- They promised
Increasing electric rates in northern Kansas appears to violate a 1992 agreement
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Dec. 30, 2005)

Westar granted $3 million increase
(Lawrence Journal-World, Dec. 29, 2005)

Rate hike will have significant impact on big energy users
(The Hutchinson News, Dec. 29, 2005)

KCC OKs $3 million rate increase for Westar
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Dec. 28, 2005)

Ethanol plant eyes Finney Co.
(The Garden City Telegram, Dec. 28, 2005)

Group proposes building ethanol plant in Finney County
(The Hutchinson News, Dec. 28, 2005)

Sunflower considering third plant
(The Garden City Telegram, Dec. 28, 2005)

Program fights winter cold
(Lawrence Journal-World, Dec. 22, 2005)

Demand imperils heat aid program
(Wichita Eagle, Dec. 22, 2005)

Editorial: Heating Costs -- Stay warm
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Dec. 22, 2005)

KCP&L to upgrade for cleaner air
(Kansas City Star, Dec. 21, 2005)

Commissioners look at solid waste incinerators
(Newton Kansan, Dec. 20, 2005)

Wind farm reaches commercial status
(El Dorado Times, Dec. 20, 2005)

Editorial: Westar's unwarranted rate hike
(The Hutchinson News, Dec. 20, 2005)
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George: Size of proposed Spearville wind farm may double
(Dodge City Globe, Dec. 19, 2005)

Gas prices likely won't temper travelers
(Wichita Eagle, Dec. 19, 2005)

State may let fuel costs influence electric bills
(Wichita Eagle, Dec. 19, 2005)

In our view: Using wind for energy
(Joplin (Mo.) Globe, Dec. 17, 2005)

Energy standards sought from state
(The Hutchinson News, Dec. 17, 2005)
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Baxter Springs continues wind-turbine talks
(Joplin (Mo.) Globe, Dec. 16, 2005)

Editorial: Generating electricity
(The Hutchinson News, Dec. 16, 2005)
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Natural gas prices aren’t slowing holiday shoppers
(Lawrence Journal-World, Dec. 15, 2005)

Consumer advocate speaks out against Westar rate increase
(Lawrence Journal-World, Dec. 15, 2005)

Proposed wind farm draws praise
(Wichita Eagle, Dec. 15, 2005)

KCP&L picks developer
(Kansas City Star, Dec. 14, 2005)
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Company selects Ford Co. site for new wind farm
(The Hutchinson News, Dec. 14, 2005)
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KCP&L selects enXco, Spearville site for Kansas windfarm (PDF)
(Great Plains Power press release, Dec. 13, 2005)

KCP&L picks wind farm developer
(Kansas City Business Journal, Dec. 13, 2005)

Panel to focus on renewable energy
(Lawrence Journal-World, Dec. 10, 2005)

Stanton: Now is the time for serious effort to develop wind energy in Kansas
(Kansas City Star, Dec. 10, 2005)
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Case builds for putting Kansas air force to work
(Kansas City Star, Dec. 10, 2005)
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KC firm picked to build plant
(Kansas City Star, Dec. 9, 2005)
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Innovative power plant eyed
(Kansas City Star, Dec. 8, 2005)
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Counties see economic potential in ethanol plants
(The Garden City Telegram, Dec. 8, 2005)

KCP&L picks Burns & McDonnell for power plant
(Kansas City Business Journal, Dec. 8, 2005)

Ghastly gas bills are about to arrive
(Kansas City Star, Dec. 8, 2005)
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Ethanol becoming more popular at the pump
(The Hutchinson News, Dec. 8, 2005)
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Triple threat: Ethanol, biodiesel and electricity combined into one facility at Goodland Energy Center
(Midwest Producer, Dec. 7, 2005)

Ethanol marketing pays off
(Wichita Eagle, Dec. 7, 2005)

Kansas City Area School Goes Solar
(Kansas City infoZine, Dec. 7, 2005)

Gas drilling expands in area
(Goodland Star-News, Dec. 6, 2005)

Aquila to sell electrical service
(Dodge City Globe, Dec. 6, 2005)

Lyons council votes to keep natural gas system
(The Hutchinson News, Dec. 6, 2005)
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Ethanol advocates say Wichitans more aware of alternative fuels
(Wichita Business Journal, Dec. 5, 2005)

Outlook for ethanol improving
(Pratt Tribune, Dec. 5, 2005)

Missouri Securities Response Statement
(Krystal Energy Press Release, Dec. 3, 2005)

Carnahan Issues Cease and Desist Order Against Krystal Energy Corporation
(Kansas City infoZine, Dec. 2, 2005)

Blackwelder: Kansas should capitalize on wind power potential
(Wichita Eagle, Dec. 1, 2005)

Missouri orders Lenexa firm to stop selling securities
(Kansas City Business Journal, Dec. 1, 2005)

Rancher describes experiences associated with wind farms
(McPherson Sentinel, Dec. 1, 2005)

Editorial: BP's Significant development
(The Hutchinson News, Dec. 1, 2005)
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November 2005

Coal train derails in western Kansas
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Nov. 30, 2005)
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Union Pacific coal train derails in western Kansas
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 30, 2005)

Heaster: Time for a cold, dark awakening
(Kansas City Star, Nov. 30, 2005)
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Energy prices hit farm-loan repayments
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 30, 2005)

County seeks waste-to-energy manufacturers
(Newton Kansan, Nov. 29, 2005)

Roughnecks, companies compete for leases
(Goodland Star-News, Nov. 29, 2005)

What will the hunt for oil do to county land values?
(Goodland Star-News, Nov. 29, 2005)

High fuel costs projected to slash farm incomes
(Lawrence Journal-World, Nov. 28, 2005)

Oil Listings
(The Hutchinson News, Nov. 27, 2005)
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McCormick: Turbines are fine, but why on my prairie?
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 25, 2005)

Gas prices continue to drop
(Kansas City Star, Nov. 24, 2005)
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Editorial: Energy choices
Despite their critics, wind-driven electrical generators seem to have a place in the nation’s long-term energy strategy.
(Lawrence Journal-World, Nov. 23, 2005)

Which is cheaper, electricity or gas?
(Liberal Southwest Daily Times, Nov. 23, 2005)

Goodland Energy Center work moving on schedule
(Goodland Star-News, Nov. 22, 2005)

Wind turbines begin generating electricity in the Flint Hills prairie
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 22, 2005)

Elk Creek By The Numbers
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 22, 2005)

Wind power at forefront of energy debate
(Dodge City Globe, Nov. 22, 2005)

Wichita's gasoline is nation's cheapest
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 22, 2005)

Officials are ready to back ethanol plant
(The Hutchinson News, Nov. 22, 2005)
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State to help families keep winter heating costs down
(The Hutchinson News, Nov. 22, 2005)
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Gas prices tumble in time for holiday travel
(The Garden City Telegram, Nov. 21, 2005)

BPU coal shortage situation improves
(Kansas City Kansan, Nov. 18, 2005)

This winter, save money while staying toasty
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 18, 2005)

Home heating costs set to spike
(The Garden City Telegram, Nov. 18, 2005)

KU engineering professor wins grant for research of energy efficient materials
(KU news release, Nov. 18, 2005)

Suitor ends quest for Schmidt brewery site
(St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press, Nov. 17, 2005)

Wind energy topic of community meeting
(McPherson Sentinel, Nov. 16, 2005)

School Board discusses wind energy
(Dodge City Globe, Nov. 15, 2005)

Westar seeks payment for expenses
Proposed rate increases would pay for meals, health clubs
(Lawrence Journal-World, Nov. 15, 2005)

Proposed oil pipeline to cut across Kansas
(Lawrence Journal-World, Nov. 15, 2005)

Planned pipeline would cut through N.E. Kansas
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Nov. 15, 2005)
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Governor names three to transmission authority
(Wichita Business Journal, Nov. 14, 2005)

Working in a coal mine ... again
(Joplin (Mo.) Globe, Nov. 14, 2005)

High coal prices spark mining revival in southeast Kansas
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 14, 2005)

Editorial: Ways to conserve, save
(Kansas City Star, Nov. 13, 2005)
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Gallon of gas as low as $1.97
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Nov. 13, 2005)
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Kansas coal mines increase business
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Nov. 13, 2005)
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Johnson County OKs heating fund
(Kansas City Star, Nov. 12, 2005)
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First building going up at Goodland energy center (PDF-728 KB)
2nd Page (PDF-310 KB)
(Goodland Star-News, Nov. 11, 2005)

USD 500 plans for winter
(Kansas City Kansan, Nov. 11, 2005)

Suber: Ding-ding: Another corn farmer wins
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Nov. 11, 2005)
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Oil prices ignite state boom
(Lawrence Journal-World, Nov. 11, 2005)

Lawrence, environs not attractive to drillers
(Lawrence Journal-World, Nov. 11, 2005)

Kansas ethanol sales jump thanks to new law
(Newton Kansan, Nov. 10, 2005)

Northern Natural plans major expansion
(Clay Center Dispatch, Nov. 10, 2005)

Kansas energy adviser defends industry's profits
(Lawrence Journal-World, Nov. 10, 2005)

Most Kansas oil money goes back into industry
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 10, 2005)

County OKs zoning rules to regulate establishment of wind farms in Mac County
(McPherson Sentinel, Nov. 9, 2005)

Kansas ethanol plant is first to sign on with Farms Technology's dynamic pricing platform
(Agriculture Online, Nov. 9, 2005)

Farm Bureau public meeting to feature information about wind energy
(McPherson Sentinel, Nov. 8, 2005)

McPherson BPU issues plea for donations for Operation Warmth program
(McPherson Sentinel, Nov. 8, 2005)

County farm puts spin on generation of wind energy
(Augusta Gazette, Nov. 9, 2005)

Wind farm project nears completion
(El Dorado Times, Nov. 8, 2005)

Lyons city leader advises reviewing natural gas distribution system bids
(The Hutchinson News, Nov. 8, 2005)
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Support sought for soybean refinery
(Joplin (Mo.) Globe, Nov. 8, 2005)

Oil Completions
(The Hutchinson News, Nov. 6, 2005)
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Scholfield: Great time to be in oil business
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 4, 2005)

Extra aid sought for utility bills
(Kansas City Star, Nov. 4, 2005)
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BPU board hears overview of finances
(Kansas City Kansan, Nov. 4, 2005)

$2 gasoline can be something to smile about
(Kansas City Star, Nov. 4, 2005)
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County to study wind farm issue; then vote on it
(McPherson Sentinel, Nov. 2, 2005)

Symposium outlines possible use for manure
(The Garden City Telegram, Nov. 2, 2005)

Blackwelder: Wind power deserves a chance in Kansas
(Kansas City Star, Nov. 2, 2005)
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Symposium explores methane as an energy source
(The Hutchinson News, Nov. 2, 2005)
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Saving on heating bills
(The Hutchinson News, Nov. 2, 2005)
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Not only appliances can be energy efficient
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 1, 2005)

U.S. Energy News

December 2005

Homegrown biodiesel: a waste of energy?
(Seattle Times, Dec. 28, 2005)

One region's bid to slow global warming
(Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 22, 2005)

Senate Rejects Bid for Drilling in Arctic Area
(New York Times, Dec. 22, 2005)
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No Way Found to Cut Need for Foreign Oil
(Washington Post, Dec. 22, 2005)
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Senate balks at drilling in Alaska
(Wichita Eagle, Dec. 22, 2005)

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reached High in '04
(New York Times, Dec. 21, 2005)
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A Senator's Bold Ploy on Arctic Drilling
(New York Times, Dec. 21, 2005)
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A big wave of mini-hydro projects
(Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 19, 2005)

House Backs Arctic Drilling at End of Marathon Session
(New York Times, Dec. 19, 2005)
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New twist to Arctic drilling deal
Hurricane-ravaged states would have stake in oil revenues
(San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 19, 2005)

G.O.P. May Harness Arctic Drilling to Pentagon Budget
(New York Times, Dec. 15, 2005)
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Will: Our Fake Drilling Debate
(Washington Post, Dec. 15, 2005)
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Energy industry's biggest shortage? Future executives.
(Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 13, 2005)

Nebraska seeks more wind energy
(Lawrence Journal-World, Dec. 12, 2005)

'Daylighting' strategy can reduce energy bills
(Wichita Eagle, Dec. 11, 2005)

High energy costs forecast to stick
(Lawrence Journal-World, Dec. 9, 2005)

Pact Signed for FutureGen Prototype of Coal Plant
(New York Times, Dec. 7, 2005)
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Getting Burned (Natural Gas)
(Kansas City Star, Dec. 6, 2005)
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Greeley Colorado eyed for wind farm
(Pueblo (Col.) Chieftain, Dec. 3, 2005)

Land near grasslands may host wind farm
(Greeley (Col.) Tribune, Dec. 2, 2005)

SUV Sales Down Sharply
(Washington Post, Dec. 2, 2005)
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Miller: Support for nuclear energy
(Kansas City Star, Dec. 2, 2005)
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November 2005

If winter is bitter, brace for a natural-gas crunch
(Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 29, 2005)

Solar energy costs differ by city
(San Jose (Cal.) Mercury News, Nov. 28, 2005)

Affordable housing goes 'green'
(Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 22, 2005)

Energy a matter of security, not environment
(Vail (Col.) Daily, Nov. 21, 2005)

Seeking Clean Fuel for a Nation, and a Rebirth for Small-Town Montana
(New York Times, Nov. 21, 2005)
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Retailers scramble to meet wood stove demand
(Kansas City Star, Nov. 20, 2005)
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Nation’s retailers warm up to energy-saving gift ideas
(Lawrence Journal-World, Nov. 20, 2005)

Lokeman: It’s beginning to look like openness and oil don’t mix
(Kansas City Star, Nov. 20, 2005)
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Singletary: Energy conservation also saves cash
(Kansas City Star, Nov. 20, 2005)
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Dulley: Hot water dispenser can reduce costs if you use it often
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 19, 2005)

The Unwasteful Home: I Vant to Drink Your Vatts
(New York Times, Nov. 17, 2005)
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Document Says Oil Chiefs Met With Cheney Task Force
(Washington Post, Nov. 16, 2005)
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U.S. Biodiesel Production Expected to Triple in 2005
(E - The Environmental Magazine, Nov. 15, 2005)

Want to save $3,150 in taxes? Buy a hybrid car.
(Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 15, 2005)

Dulley: Heat-circulating fireplaces are the most energy efficient
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 12, 2005)

Krauthammer: Pump Some Seriousness Into Energy Policy
(Washington Post, Nov. 11, 2005)
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Oil profits 'suspicious'
(Lawrence Journal-World, Nov. 10, 2005)

New pressure on 'big oil'
(Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 10, 2005)

Senators Question Oil Industry Executives
(Washington Post, Nov. 9, 2005)
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Arctic Oil Drilling Goes to House Vote
(Washington Post, Nov. 9, 2005)
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Concrete dome house has been solid as a rock
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 6, 2005)

Timers not the best way to save energy on hot water
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 6, 2005)

Dulley: Low-flow showerheads would help cut down on water heating bills
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 5, 2005)

Oil Drilling in ANWR a step closer
(San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 4, 2005)

Energy-saving technology is lighting's next bright idea
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 4, 2005)

Drilling in ANWR? It's closer than ever.
(Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 3, 2005)

Arctic Drilling Push Is Seen as Threat to Budget Bill
(New York Times, Nov. 3, 2005)
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Beyond Gasoline: Taking the Future for a Drive
(New York Times, Nov. 2, 2005)
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