wind energy

Wind turbines in western Kansas
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January 01, 2020 - 10:20 am
Kansas has been able to reduce its carbon-dioxide emissions for a 10th straight year, due in part to more wind farms. The Kansas News Service reports that about 36% of all electricity produced in Kansas is from wind, the highest percentage of any U.S. state. In 2019, Kansas saw four new wind farms...
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Steve & Ted
August 30, 2019 - 9:15 am
Steve and Ted talk with KNSS' John Whitmer about his lineup for Sunday night including a chat with Sedgwick County Commissioner Jim Howell.
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April 19, 2019 - 5:25 am
The Missouri House has passed legislation that could block the developers of one of the nation's largest wind energy projects from using eminent domain to string a high-voltage power line across the Midwest. The vote Thursday by the House targets a $2.3 billion project that would carry electricity...
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April 03, 2019 - 7:22 pm
One of the nation's largest wind energy projects is facing a new obstacle from Missouri legislation that could prevent the high-voltage power line from being strung across the property of unwilling landowners. A Missouri House panel advanced legislation Wednesday that would prohibit the use of...
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March 12, 2019 - 5:10 am
Sedgwick County Commissioners have scheduled a public forum for residents to provide input on wind and solar energy systems in the county. During a public meeting on February 7, Commissioners voted to temporarily prohibit applications for wind and solar energy operations so their staff could...
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January 21, 2019 - 7:07 pm
Several Lawrence officials and residents say they are frustrated that the City Commission didn't discuss an offer to power the city exclusively with wind energy before the option was no longer available. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that city staffers said last week that Westar Energy's offer...
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December 01, 2018 - 9:36 am
The Manhattan-Ogden school board plans to move to 100 percent wind energy for 20 years, beginning in 2021. The Manhattan Mercury reports Westar Energy offered several public entities a 20-year fixed rate to join the Soldier Creek Wind Farm project. The school board voted Wednesday to accept the...
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August 23, 2018 - 11:05 am
The U.S. Department of Energy reports that the continued construction of wind-power generating stations is bringing down both the cost of building the installations and the price for wind-generated electricity. The report released Thursday shows Texas leads the nation with 22 gigawatts of wind...
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