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6 Kansas Communities Vie For Energy Savings

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Six Kansas communities are participating in the "Take-Charge Challenge" to reduce their energy usage. Prizes include major energy-saving projects.

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Transmission Lines

Updated: 06/02/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson says a settlement has been reached between two companies competing to build ultra high-voltage power lines from Wichita to Dodge City.

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Kansas State Scraps Being Turned into Compost

Posted: 05/18/2009 - Kansas State University in Manhattan has been involved in a pilot project that takes food waste from two dining halls, turns it into compost and uses it on a garden, with some of the vegetables that are grown turning up on students' plates.

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Pickens Promotes Energy Plan in Kansas

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens holds a town hall meeting in Lawrence at the Dole Institute of Politics about the "Pickens Plan." Sen. Sam Brownback and Bob Dole introduced Pickens and say they agree with the need for an energy plan.

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Kansas Ranks 8th in Wind Energy

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Two new wind farms in Kansas will make the state one of the few in the country with more than 1,000 megawatts of electricity generated every year by wind power.

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Governor, Lt. Governor to Make Renewable Energy Mandatory

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius and Lt Governor Mark Parkinson Friday announced the legislative components of a comprehensive energy plan for Kansas that would make our the portfolio standard mandatory.

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KDHE and EPA Region 7 Earn Outstanding Product Award

Updated: 12/22/2008 - The North American Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA) recently presented KDHE and EPA Region 7 with its Outstanding Product Award for the agencies’ efforts to help make the first Green Energy Gateway Fuel Station in the country a reality.

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KDHE Poster Winners

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Poster winners met with Governor Kathleen Sebelius for a congrats and a hand shake.

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W. Kansas County Approves Wind Farm

Posted: 10/22/2008 - The Ford County Commission has authorized Horizon Wind Energy to move forward with plans for a wind farm in the county's southeast corner.

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EPA Won't Limit Toxic Chemical in Drinking Water

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Federal regulators say they don't plan to try ridding drinking water supplies of a toxic rocket fuel ingredient that's been found in 35 states. The Environmental Protection Agency says it will take public comment for 30 days before finalizing its decision not to regulate the contaminant, perchlorate, in drinking water.

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Get Involved in Crafting State Energy Policy

Posted: 09/27/2008 - Lt. Governor Mark Parkinson has issued a statement to you, the public, encouraging you to give your input in crafting Kansas energy policy by attending a public hearing in Wichita Tuesday, Sept. 30.

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The Wind Coalition Members Grow Kansas Economy

Posted: 09/27/2008 - Members of The Wind Coalition are developing wind projects that will bring the state’s total of clean, renewable energy to 1,000MW by the year’s end.

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Blue Cross & Blue Shield Goes Green

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas had employees dancing in their courtyard as they learned how to help preserve the earth.

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