Planet Kansas News

Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club

Topeka Group Marks Third Anniversary

A number of years ago, a local Sierra Club group was active in Topeka.  Over time, enthusiasm waned, and eventually the group was de-activated.  Fast forward to 2004, when several Sierra Club members in Topeka began to wonder why no active group existed, and came together in October 2
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How Compressed Air Energy Storage Could Be Used To Make Wind Power a Baseload Power Source in Kansas

Fossil fuel supporters (like oil, gas, and coal companies), global warming deniers, and some politicians really think they’ve “gotcha” when they confidently state, “So, what happens when the wind doesn’t blow?” Just keep reading to find out a great response to that statement that hold
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Why My City is Cool

Former Mayor of Lawrence Dennis ‘Boog’ Highberger wanted to do more for the environment before he stepped down. He liked the idea of Lawrence becoming a CoolCity and received unanimous support from the other four city commissioners in March ’06 to sign the Mayoral Ag
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Decision Near on Sunflower/Holcomb Permit

KDHE and the Governor are expected to announce their decision on the Sunflower/Holcomb coal plant permit sometime in October.  By now, our members should have received materials to contact the Governor again to urge that she deny the permit.  If you have not yet acted, we urge you to
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8th Annual Kansas Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Conference

After a record attendance of nearly 450 participants from 20 states in 2006, the 8th Annual Kansas Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Conference is shaping up to be bigger and better, educational and exciting, covering a wide range of energy topics of interest to Kansas citizens
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