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Westar Energy Announces Agreement With Electric Transmission America To Form New Transmission Company

TOPEKA , Kan. , May 19, 2008 — Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) today announced it and Electric Transmission America (ETA) have formed Prairie Wind Transmission, LLC, a joint venture company that plans to construct ultra-high capacity electric transmission facilities in Kansas. This proj
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Spring Brings Out The Green – It’s Time To Pitch In!

The Kanza Group is in need of volunteers for Earth Day celebrations and other Spring Green activities. The Sierra Club has numerous opportunities to meet the public and talk about the critical work we are doing to protect the Kansas environment.  We have victories to celebrate and a l
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Are new coal plants Kansas’ only source of electricity?

By DUANE SCHRAG Salina Journal When the state of Kansas said last year that it would not approve a pair of new coal-fired power plants in Holcomb, it set off a chorus of objections and dire predictions. One argument went like this: If the power plants are not built, much-needed transm
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Testimony of Johannes Feddema PhD to House Energy & Natural Resources Committee

Testimony of Johannes Feddema PhD, Geography Department of Kansas University, to Kansas House Energy & Natural Resources committee, Feb. 6, 2008. A MUST READ.FeddemaTestimony
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CO2 Sequestration by Algae Reactors By Tim Liebert.

Calling it unproven technology understates its problems Considerable hype surrounds the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by using the carbon dioxide in stack gases to produce algae. Such schemes would remove the CO2 from stack gases, bubble these gases through ponds or tub
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