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Kansas Energy News

December 2006

Grease guzzlers find a way to save on gasoline - vegetable oil
(Lawrence Journal-World, Dec. 31, 2006)

Westar delays decision on building coal-burning plant
(Lawrence Journal-World, Dec. 29, 2006)

Westar coal plant site selection delayed
(Kansas City Star, Dec. 29, 2006)
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Westar delays site choice for coal-fired powerplant
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Dec. 29, 2006)
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Energy Center workers take off for holidays
(Goodland Star-News, Dec. 29, 2006)

Westar delays plant site decision
(Parsons Sun, Dec. 28, 2006)

Energy company intends to build facility in Kansas
(High Plains Journal, Dec. 28, 2006)

Steel rising at Energy Center Plants
(Page 2)
(Goodland Star-News, Dec. 26, 2006)

City, energy center unit promises power pact
(Page 2)
(Goodland Star-News, Dec. 26, 2006)

Power deal lets Lenexa firm get cranking on wind farm
(Kansas City Business Journal, Dec. 22, 2006)

Ethanol plant on track for 2007 production
(Garden City Telegram, Dec. 19, 2006)

Sebelius still mulling ban on coal-fired plants
(Wichita Eagle, Dec. 19, 2006)

Feds weigh in on coal plant
(Lawrence Journal-World, Dec. 19, 2006)

Ethanol plant unanimously approved
(Dodge City Globe, Dec. 19, 2006)
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Officials OK permit for ethanol plant
(Hutchinson News, Dec. 19, 2006)
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Sunflower agreement paves way for long-term power
(Pratt Tribune, Dec. 19, 2006)

Northeast to Kansas: Cut the coal
(Wichita Eagle Blog, Dec. 18, 2006)

Eight states weigh in against new coal plants
(Lawrence Journal-World, Dec. 16, 2006)

Little reaction to planned sale of Aquila power assets
(Hutchinson News, Dec. 16, 2006)
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Sunflower to purchase wind power
(Hutchinson News, Dec. 15, 2006)
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Editorial: Sunflower expansion
(Hutchinson News, Dec. 15, 2006)
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Ethanol demand spikes corn prices
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Dec. 15, 2006)
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Sunflower to add wind energy
(Garden City Telegram, Dec. 14, 2006)

All Fired Up
(The Lawrencian, Dec. 14, 2006)

Sunflower Electric selects TradeWind Energy as Wind Energy Provider
(Sunflower Electric Press Release, Dec. 13, 2006)

What Ethanol Plants mean to the Community
(Dodge City Globe, Dec. 13, 2006)
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State to Kansas: Stop coal plant
(The Barre Montpelier Times Argus, Dec. 13, 2006)

Editorial: Role for Governor on Coal-Fired Plants
(Wichita Eagle, Dec. 13, 2006)

Power plant resistance grows
(Lawrence Journal-World, Dec. 13, 2006)

Tri-State co-ops rates will skyrocket to pay for new coal plants
(Western Resource Advocates press release, Dec. 12, 2006)

Unanimous vote required to build ethanol plant
(Dodge City Globe, Dec. 12, 2006)
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Price tag rises for KCP&L power projects
(Kansas City Business Journal, Dec. 12 2006)
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Changes push cost of Iatan 2 toward $914 million
(Kansas City Star, Dec. 12 2006)
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AS I SEE IT: Say no to new power plants, yes to alternative energy
(Kansas City Star, Dec. 12 2006)
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Huie: Climate change is not a fad
(Wichita Eagle, Dec. 10, 2006)

Wind power circulates in debate
(Garden City Telegram, Dec. 9, 2006)

Why not wind?
(Hutchinson News, Dec. 8, 2006)
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Westar expected to reveal routing plans
(McPherson Sentinel, Dec. 8, 2006)

KCP&L customers to pay more for electricity
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Dec. 6, 2006)
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Kansas regulators approve KCP&L rate increase
(Kansas City Business Journal, Dec. 5, 2006)
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New Westar lines will be discussed Wednesday night
(McPherson Sentinel, Dec. 5, 2006)

Power pool a tool to lower prices
(Pratt Tribune, Dec. 5, 2006)

Talk about energy efficiency with Paul Johnson
(Lawrence Journal-World, Dec. 5, 2006)

County, Conestoga may develop railroad overpass near ethanol plant
(Liberal Southwest Daily Times, Dec. 5, 2006)

Editorial: Conserving groundwater
(Hutchinson News, Dec. 5, 2006)
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Protestors want halt on new permits
(Garden City Telegram, Dec. 4, 2006)

What is ethanol and how does it affect you?
(Dodge City Globe, Dec. 4, 2006)
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Energy at the forefront
(Lawrence Journal-World, Dec. 3, 2006)

Ralliers call for renewable alternatives
(Lawrence Journal-World, Dec. 3, 2006)

Ethanol plant still possible
(Manhattan Mercury, Dec. 3, 2006)
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Protesters brave wind to fight coal
(Hutchinson News, Dec. 3, 2006)
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Editorial: The Practical Side of Coal Plants
(Goodland Star-News, Dec. 1, 2006)

Anti-coal groups seek promotion of renewable energy
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Dec. 1, 2006)
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Opponents consider suit to halt Ethanol plant
(Hutchinson News, Dec. 1, 2006)
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Anti-coal rally slated for Statehouse steps
(Hutchinson News, Dec. 1, 2006)
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Rally to protest plant
(Garden City Telegram, Dec. 1, 2006)

Scholfield: Kansas in the crosshairs of warming
(Wichita Eagle, Dec. 1, 2006)

November 2006

State extends comment period for power plant
(Lawrence Journal-World, Nov. 30, 2006)

Deadline extended
(Garden City Telegram, Nov. 30, 2006)

Rally set against plan for coal-fired plants
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Nov. 30, 2006)
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Opponents of ethanol plant circulating protest petition
(Dodge City Globe, Nov. 30, 2006)
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Plants' water use worries residents
(Hutchinson News, Nov. 30, 2006)
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Studies: Cities will benefit from ethanol plants
(Hutchinson News, Nov. 30, 2006)
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Westar to take public comment on proposed line
(Hutchinson News, Nov. 30, 2006)
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McCurry: Upside of ethanol can't be ignored
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 30, 2006)

Harmon: Don't approve Kansas coal-fired power plants
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 29, 2006)

Foes of coal to push options
(Salina Journal, Nov. 29, 2006)

Water's value drying up
(Hutchinson News, Nov. 29, 2006)
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Salina city commissioners fail to pass opposition of plant
(Hays Daily News, Nov. 28, 2006)
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Protesters favor wind power over burning coal
(Hays Daily News, Nov. 28, 2006)
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Ethanol’s future
(Dodge City Globe, Nov. 28, 2006)
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Ford Co. ethanol plant one step closer to approval
(Hutchinson News, Nov. 28, 2006)
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Plan for coal-fired energy plants fires up opposition
(Grand Junction (Col.) Daily Sentinel, Nov. 27, 2006)

Wetmore: Voice your opinion on ethanol plants
(Dodge City Globe, Nov. 27, 2006)
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Awareness key to saving environment
(University of Kansas Daily Kansan, Nov. 27, 2006)

Capturing the wind
(Great Bend Tribune, November 26, 2006)
Article found on West Wind Energy web-site
Also found here.

Power Corp. apologizes for comments
(Lawrence Journal-World, November 25, 2006)

Plans for ethanol plant draw opposition from residents
(Hutchinson News, Nov. 25, 2006)
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Sebelius' energy policy catches some wind
(Wichita Eagle Blog, Nov. 24, 2006)

City Commission opposes western Kansas power plant
(Lawrence Journal-World, November 22, 2006)

Sunflower defends expansion
(Salina Journal, Nov. 22, 2006)

Editorial: Show Energy Leadership
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 20, 2006)

Basehor ethanol firm gains OK to start plant in Missouri
(Kansas City Star, Nov. 20, 2006)
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Energy companies help KU combat geologist shortage
(The Oread (KU newsletter), Nov. 20, 2006)

Energy saving measures urged for heating season
(The Oread (KU newsletter), Nov. 20, 2006)

Ethanol outgrowing grain
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 19, 2006)

State agrees to rise in gas rates
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 18, 2006)

Gunnison County (Col.) hears plans for new power plants
(Crested Butte (CO) News, Nov. 17, 2006)

Opponents crowd plant hearing
(Garden City Telegram, Nov. 17, 2006)

Dozens testify on controversial coal-fired power plants
(Lawrence Journal-World, November 17, 2006)

Plant opposition overflows at hearing
(Hutchinson News, Nov. 17, 2006)
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Proposal for power plant draws foes
(Kansas City Star, Nov. 17, 2006)
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Opposition to S.W. Kansas coal plant mounts
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Nov. 17, 2006)
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Public gets last chance to speak
(Garden City Telegram, Nov. 16, 2006)

Governor names Parkinson co-chair of Kansas Energy Council
(Office of the Governor Press Release, Nov. 15, 2006)

Boot Hill reps discuss proposed plant with Wright residents
(Hutchinson News, Nov. 15, 2006)
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Sebelius to focus on rural Kansas woes
(Hutchinson News, Nov. 15, 2006)
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Short: Don't let opportunity to aid environment pass by
(University of Kansas Daily Kansan, Nov. 14, 2006)

County to apply for grant for the construction of ethanol plant
(Dodge City Globe, Nov. 14, 2006)
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Plan for ethanol plant doubled
(Hutchinson News, Nov. 14, 2006)
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Man has plan for recycling area's trash
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 13, 2006)

Officials OK Westar plant
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Nov. 11, 2006)
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Supreme Court won’t review decision on Westar’s rates
(Lawrence Journal-World, November 10, 2006)

Pratt intervenes in Aquila services sale
(Pratt Tribune, November 7, 2006)

Chat about utility bills with David Springe
(Lawrence Journal-World, November 7, 2006)

Ford Co. location, timeline finalized for ethanol plant
(Hutchinson News, Nov. 7, 2006)
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Company announces plans to build ethanol plant near Wright
(Dodge City Globe, Nov. 7, 2006)
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Conestoga Energy Partners, LLC Names Tom Willis
(Conestoga Energy Partners Press Release, Nov. 3, 2006, PDF)

Aquila files request to increase natural gas rates
(Garden City Telegram, Nov. 3, 2006)

Landowners weigh in on power line routes
(Hutchinson News, Nov. 2, 2006)
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Aquila requests higher gas rates
(Lawrence Journal-World, November 2, 2006)

Community wind workshop stirs up a crowd
(Garden City Telegram, Nov. 1, 2006)

Strapped Missouri farmers seek salvation from wind farms
(Kansas City Star, Nov. 1, 2006)
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Commissioner opposes new coal plant
(Lawrence Journal-World, November 1, 2006)

U.S. Energy News

December 2006

TXU's Texas-Sized Generation Build (PDF)
(Energy Biz, Nov/Dec 2006)

Ethanol: Not America's complete energy solution
(News Net Nebraska, Dec. 31, 2006)

New German community models car-free living
(Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 20, 2006)

What we've learned from the biofuels series
(Grist Magazine, Dec. 15, 2006)

Grid Limitations Increase Prices for Electricity
(New York Times, Dec. 13, 2006)
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Ice at North Pole could be gone by 2040, scientists warn
(San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 12, 2006)

By 2040, Greenhouse Gases Could Lead to an Open Arctic Sea in Summers
(New York Times, Dec. 12, 2006)
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Greenhouse Effect Could Cause a Space Problem
(Washington Post, Dec. 12, 2006)
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Editorial: The de-carboning of American lifestyles
(Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 12, 2006)

The Cost of an Overheated Planet
(New York Times, Dec. 12, 2006)
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Global warming: a few skeptics still ask why it's happening
(Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 8, 2006)

Critics blast streamlined EPA air pollution procedures
(San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 8, 2006)

Editorial: Let's make an oil deal
(San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 8, 2006)

Revolt over new federal mercury law
(Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 7, 2006)

Gas Smugglers Dodge the Law in Brazil and Venezuela
(New York Times, Dec. 7, 2006)
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Senator gives global warming alarm a final cold shoulder
(San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 7, 2006)

NASA satellite data show how global climate change hurts marine food chain
(San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 7, 2006)

Report Says Oil Royalties Go Unpaid
(New York Times, Dec. 7, 2006)
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Americans try to shift into 'carbon neutral'
(Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 6, 2006)

What About the Land?
(Grist Magazine, Dec. 5, 2006)

Editorial: Signs of Energy
(New York Times, Dec. 5, 2006)
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Dilemma for coal industry
(Cincinnati Post, Dec. 4, 2006)

Greener, cleaner ... and competitive?
(Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 4, 2006)

Bush Mulls Resumed Energy Drilling Off Alaska
(New York Times, Dec. 3, 2006)
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EPA staffers go to Hill over global warming
(Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 1, 2006)

November 2006

Justices’ First Brush With Global Warming
(New York Times, Nov. 30, 2006)
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Court Hears Global Warming Case
(Washington Post, Nov. 30, 2006)
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In Britain, wind turbines offer homespun electricity
(Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 30, 2006)

GM Pledges to Make Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle
(Washington Post, Nov. 30, 2006)
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In our view: Energy policy
(Joplin (Mo.) Globe, Nov. 29, 2006)

Desert Rock permit riddled with problems
(Farmington (NM) Daily Times, Nov. 27, 2006)

Top court to hear emissions argument
(San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 27, 2006)

Global warming already killing species, analysis says
(CNN.com, Nov. 21, 2006)

Company to build first U.S. cellulosic ethanol plant
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Nov. 21, 2006)
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A Sunnier Forecast for Solar Energy
(Washington Post, Nov. 20, 2006)
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Climate change hits hard in the Australian outback
(Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 20, 2006)

Backstory: Greenhouse masses
(Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 20, 2006)

Another Way
(Washington Post Magazine, Nov. 19, 2006)
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Big Conference on Warming Ends, Achieving Modest Results
(New York Times, Nov. 18, 2006)
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Dulley: Block windows offer security, efficiency
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 18, 2006)

Annan Faults 'Frightening Lack of Leadership' for Global Warming
(New York Times, Nov. 16, 2006)
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Big Oil headed for tougher Congress
(Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 15, 2006)

In our view: Important project
(Joplin (Mo.) Globe, Nov. 14, 2006)

It heats. It powers. Is it the future of home energy?
(Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 14, 2006)

Scientists: Climate change making wildfires worse
(CNN.com, Nov. 14, 2006)

Editorial: Don't Force an Energy Bill
(New York Times, Nov. 13, 2006)
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Investors Back Experimental Ethanol Plant
(New York Times, Nov. 13, 2006)
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Bill Allowing More Drilling Along Coasts Appears Dead
(New York Times, Nov. 11, 2006)
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Samuelson: Greenhouse Guessing
(Washington Post, Nov. 10, 2006)
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City buys into first Missouri wind turbines
(Columbia Tribune, Nov. 9, 2006)

The Wind Power Card, Whole Foods Market, and the end of dinosaur thinking
(Grist Magazine, November 9, 2006)

New sermon from the evangelical pulpit: global warming
(Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 9, 2006)

Annan: As Climate Changes, Can We?
(Washington Post, Nov. 8, 2006)
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Drilling Deep in the Gulf of Mexico
(New York Times, Nov. 8, 2006)
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In Ancient Fossils, Seeds of a New Debate on Warming
(New York Times, Nov. 7, 2006)
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U.S. Defends Itself on Global Warming
(San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 6, 2006)

Talks to Start on Climate Amid Split on Warming
(New York Times, Nov. 5, 2006)
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Wind Power Cards, Whole Foods, and you
(Grist Magazine, November 4, 2006)

Schorr: A climate change on climate change
(Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 3, 2006)

U.N. Says 2005 Set Greenhouse Gas Record
(San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 3, 2006)

As Investors Covet Ethanol, Farmers Resist
(New York Times, Nov. 2, 2006)
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U.S. Agency to Review Oil Royalties
(New York Times, Nov. 2, 2006)
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Editorial: Cooling the planet at the gas roots
(Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 1, 2006)

 

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