Planet Kansas News

Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club

Who Gets the Power from the Holcomb Coal Plants

Sunflower Electric is seeking a permit to build three new 660 megawatt coal-fired power plants about four miles south of Holcomb, Ks.  They will be called Holcomb 2, 3 & 4.   Holcomb 1, a 360 MW coal plant at this location, commenced operation in 1983. Sunflower Electric serves on
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Fact Sheet on Wind Power in Kansas

Prepared by Kansas Chapter, Sierra Club 9-15-2006 Introduction. Electric utility companies serving Kansas communities have been reluctant to commit to the purchase or installation of a significant amount of wind power in the state. Instead, all major utilities have plans to build new
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Arkansas River Float

Beautiful weather, good river level and light winds made for a great float from the Goat Ranch near Mulvane to Geuda Springs, a distance of approximately 23 miles.  Bill Cather and I had the river to ourselves Saturday, and we enjoyed the solitude and many wildlife experiences.  We sa
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Kansas Wind Power Brochure Article

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Sample Wind “Letter to the Editor”

Dear Editor: Evidence of global warming bombards us each day: glaciers all over the globe melting, stronger storms, six of the earth’s hottest years since 1860 occurring in the last eight years, and so on. The scientific community is now virtually unanimous in their conclusion t
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