Planet Kansas News

Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club

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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Topeka Group Praises Shawnee County’s Efforts To Become A “Cool County”

While the City of Topeka has been “cool” since 2004, Shawnee County may be cooler still with a planned Facilities Conservation Improvement Program (FCIP) of 7.5 million dollars of energy saving improvements to three county buildings.  FCIP was first undertaken by the Kansas Energy Off
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Rush to Ethanol – Not All Biofuels Are Created Equal EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Rising oil prices, energy security, and global warming concerns have all contributed to the current hype over biofuels. With both prices and demand for oil likely to continue to increase, biofuels are being presented as the way to curb greenhouse gas emissions and to develop homegrown
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