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RE: KS Coal-fired power plant: denied. A pretty big deal.
> This action demands some real
intelligent design on the part of power plant capacity
and if any state is up to the task of intelligent
design, it's gotta be Kansas! ;-)
(didn't want you to think that had gone unnoticed,
p.s. - you're right, this is a really big deal.
But there's lots of small deals going on as well -- which cumulatively add up to
quite a bit. Out here on the dusty side of the Cascade mountains in
eastern WA, we've had something on the order of 800 MW of wind projects
installed in the past 6 years, most of it within 70 miles of my home (the
photo below is from the State Line project, near Walla Walla -- a very small
section of the overall project, I might add).
hi, all, sorry for
Yesterday at the
Region 7 P2 Roundtable meeting, news that the The Kansas Department of Health
and Environment (KDHE) rejected the expansion of Sunflower Electric Power Corp's
plant, based on CO2 emissions. Part of the statement by KDHE Secretary
Bremby announcing the decision, "it would be irresponsible to ignore emerging
information about the contribution of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases
to climate change and the potential harm to our environment and health if we do
great coverage here, with
statements by KDHE Sec'y, KS gov, and some audio
This is a pretty big deal. A really
big deal. Stunning. Those of you who know my affinity for the
"Tragedy of the Commons" framework will understand how much I respect the
actions of this individual state to forego some local benefit for the sake of
the global commons. This action demands some real intelligent design on
the part of power plant capacity engineers.
Maybe our Nebraska DEQ Director Linder and Governor Heineman, who
have been acting like they are in some regulatory race to the bottom,
scuttling the innovative work of their staff to limit mercury emissions, and
approving coal fired power plant expansions in Nebraska willy nilly will take
note. I'm not holding my breath.
have a good weekend
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