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100 Coal Plants Prevented or Abandoned Nationally, Two in KS

Movement Sparks Shift to Cleaner Energy and Over 400 Million Fewer Tons of CO2 This summer we reached an exciting clean energy milestone: 100 coal plants have been defeated or abandoned since the beginning of the coal rush!  This includes two coal plants in Kansas which the Board of P
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Update on Sunflower Coal Plant

As you likely know, Governor Parkinson entered into an agreement with Sunflower Electric to allow them to build one coal plant at their existing site in Holcomb.  Despite the agreement being promoted as a win for the state and a win for Sunflower Electric, we remain skeptical of this
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Holcomb Reborn…Again: The 2009 Odyssey

“Holcomb Reborn” was used in the title of my first KLN in 2008 and 2009.  It has been a depressing thought every time I have used it in a title.  In January it just seemed absurd.  This time leaves me speechless.  The year’s legislative story is one that illustrates how crazy and unpr
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Fact Sheet on the Governor's Coal Plant Agreement with Sunflower Electric

The Governor has justified his May 4, 2009 settlement with Sunflower Electric Power Corporation primarily on two premises. First, and most importantly to the Governor, the settlement broke the impasse in the Kansas legislature and allowed passage of measures that will promote the use
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The Kansas Legislature: A One Trick Pony?

After having 3 Holcomb Bills die in 2008, two of which were successfully vetoed and the third allowed to lie at rest, the 2009 Legislature got creative by writing a fourth Holcomb Bill (sarcasm).  They call it a Comprehensive Energy Plan but once again its main purpose is to build a c
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