Planet Kansas News

Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club

Big Electric Utilities Team Up to Oppose Community Wind Bill

The state of Kansas missed another opportunity to support and stimulate renewable energy development when big electric utilities successfully opposed House Bill 2636. About the Bill HB 2636 was recommended by the Special Joint Committee on Energy and sponsored by Tom Sloan, member of
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A Night on the Town

It was in the lower 20’s with a wind speed of 30mph.  A small band of Sierra Club members braved the cold to meet at a restaurant, BuffetCity, in Wichita.  Every month, the Southwind Group met at a different restaurant to socialize and try various cuisines. In January, eight members m
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Too many homes on the range

I’ve been herding cattle amidst trophy homes in the nation’s fastest growing county. Our family leases grass on the south edge of Denver, and we’re helping to keep urban sprawl from claiming one more patch of rural America. Nationwide, urban areas are sprouting extreme suburbs —
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Fundraising for New Energy Campaigns

Elaine Giessel and I were Kansas delegates to the Southern Plains Regional staff planning meeting in Austin, Texas the first weekend of December.  Not only was it pleasant weather — 78° in Austin versus Kansas’ 16°, it was pleasant to meet and to discuss the Region’s efforts at
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Sierra Club Outings: Natural cures for the “Winter Blues”

One of the things I like about living in the Midwest is the four distinct seasons we have. One can visit the same location during each season and it will have a completely different look. It’s fun to get outside and enjoy each of the seasons, but it is more difficult to do so during t
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