Senators Request Extension for Lesser Prairie Chicken Listing Decision

2016-11-23T15:01:53+00:00

United States Senators from Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas sent a letter on February 20, 2013 to the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to request an extension to the comment period and the final determination date for Fish and Wildlife's proposed listing of the Lesser Prairie Chicken as a threatened species.  The letter [...]

Senators Request Extension for Lesser Prairie Chicken Listing Decision2016-11-23T15:01:53+00:00

State Supreme Court sends wind farm case back to district court

2016-11-23T15:01:55+00:00

The Kansas Supreme Court has, for the second time, remanded a lawsuit challenging a Wabaunsee County ban on commercial wind farms back to district court for additional evidence and proceedings.  Zimmerman V. the Board of Wabaunsee County Commissioner was brought by Wabaunsee County landowners who have entered into contracts for the development of commercial wind [...]

State Supreme Court sends wind farm case back to district court2016-11-23T15:01:55+00:00

Wind energy projects increasing in Kansas, but they could slow down if federal tax credit changes

2016-11-23T15:01:56+00:00

In the next 18 months, Kansas may more than double its production of wind energy.  However, the status of federal energy policies may slow development by 2013.  Currently, there are eight announced wind projects, capable of producing 1,388 MW of power coming online in Kansas.  The state has also acquired several large wind turbine manufacturing [...]

Wind energy projects increasing in Kansas, but they could slow down if federal tax credit changes2016-11-23T15:01:56+00:00

Kansas Supreme Court Upholds Flint Hills Ban on Wind Farm Development

2016-11-23T15:02:04+00:00

The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld a 2004 Wabaunsee County ordinance that bans the construction of commercial wind farms in the County. The State Supreme Court decision was unanimous and acknowledged the County Commission's concerns about potential harm to the aesthetics and ecology of the Flint Hills if wind turbines were erected in the County.  [...]

Kansas Supreme Court Upholds Flint Hills Ban on Wind Farm Development2016-11-23T15:02:04+00:00

Kansas Power Line is Priority Again

2009-10-28T17:13:00+00:00

On Tuesday October 28, 2009, the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) reversed its decision to downgrade a high-voltage power line Kansas deems crucial for its wind industry. The power line located in southwest Kansas had been on the list of priority projects for SPP  until recently when one of SPP's committees recently removed it from the [...]

Kansas Power Line is Priority Again2009-10-28T17:13:00+00:00

Potential Setback for Kansas Wind Energy

2009-10-27T17:49:58+00:00

Kansas wind energy may suffer a severe blow if the Southwest Power Pool approves a recommendation to to a drop a high-voltage transmission line in the state from its list of priority projects. The $700 million line, which was to be up and running by 2013, would ship wind energy to other states and was [...]

Potential Setback for Kansas Wind Energy2009-10-27T17:49:58+00:00

Texas Wind Projects Sensitive to Prairie Chicken

2009-08-26T17:00:03+00:00

Federal protection for the prairie chickens which are found in the Texas Panhandle could hamper Texas's plan to add 5,500 megawatts of wind power in the region by 2013, a 60 percent increase for the state. The Fish & Wildlife Service recommends a five-mile buffer between turbine towers and prairie chicken mating grounds or leks. The American [...]

Texas Wind Projects Sensitive to Prairie Chicken2009-08-26T17:00:03+00:00

Texas maintains strong lead in wind energy

2009-04-30T17:20:52+00:00

Two more states have joined the “gigawatt club,” according to the first-quarter report from the American Wind Energy Association — but Texas remains firmly in the lead. The list is comprised of states with more than a gigawatt of wind-power generating capacity. Kansas and New York are the newest members of the gigawatt club, at [...]

Texas maintains strong lead in wind energy2009-04-30T17:20:52+00:00