Planet Kansas News

Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club

Electricity Demand Is Softening Is Energy Efficiency Kicking In?

Electricity demand appears to be softening, and this has serious implications for power generators like Sunflower Electric. Mega consulting firm Black & Veatch says that U.S. consumption of electricity increased only 1.1% per year from 2000 to 2008 compared to 2.3% per year from 1
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Kansas Cattle Feedlots Lower Quality of Life

We recently received the following letter describing conditions at cattle feedlots around Garden City. Dear reader: I am a resident of SW Kansas and I am becoming increasingly appalled at the deplorable conditions in area feed lots. Area residents are routinely forced indoors and must
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When Will Kansas Run Out of Water?

This question is sure to come up in the Sixth Annual Community Forum on Kansas Environmental Issues, Thursday, October 11, at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, Kansas. The Forum is sponsored by the Kansas Natural Resources Council and Prairie Village Env
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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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