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Three firms bid on Kansas utility rate study

When legislative leadership meets next week, it will choose among three bidders for a study that will examine the state's rising utility rates. Statehouse sources...

Kansas emerges as No. 1 for wind-energy production

Kansas has surpassed Iowa as the country's leader in the percentage of electricity generated by wind power, a new report shows. The report by the...

Legislature sends $1 million electric rate study to governor

A $1 million study of Kansas electric rates is headed to the governor after winning approval in the Legislature. The House and Senate on Tuesday...

Lawmakers warned about price of $1 million utility study

A proposed $1 million study of Kansas electric rates is starting to worry some lawmakers because the estimated cost is believed to be low and...

House committee rejects turbine regulations

After a nearly week-long debate, a House committee on Friday rejected a bill putting new regulations on wind turbines, legislation critics said could shut...

Bill regulating wind turbines criticized as ‘poorly’ written, a blueprint for killing development

The wind industry teamed with civic leaders, municipal officials, environmentalists and property owners on Thursday, unleashing a torrent of criticism against a bill limiting...

Masterson fears rate study bill goes further than intended, seeks compromise

A bill calling for a study of Kansas' high electric rates is slowing down in the Legislature after a key lawmaker was advised that...

Utility executive labels proposed rate study as ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’

A simple study on utility rates. Or something more sinister? A public utility executive on Tuesday ripped into a bill calling for an electric rate study,...

Wind industry gearing up for fight against proposed government controls

The state's wind industry is preparing for a fight over legislation that aims to give neighbors more power over where the turbines can be...

Voluntary rate reduction would cost KCP&L $400 million yearly

A voluntary electric rate reduction of 10 percent would cost the newly merged KCP&L and Westar Energy about $400 million a year, a top...