More than 100 people lined all four street corners outside of Lawrence City Hall Tuesday to rally for clean energy usage and push Evergy to close their coal-fired power plant.
Environmental activists plan to hold a peaceful demonstration to push for local climate action and for Evergy to close the coal-fired Lawrence Energy Center.
Kansas regulators approved a robust set of energy efficiency programs for Evergy customers after concerns the deal might fall apart.
State regulators say a detailed financial audit shows Evergy’s proposed $218 million rate hikes are unjustified.
Evergy’s request that Kansas customers pay another $218 million each year is a symptom of a system built without efficiency, an environmental advocate says.
More than 24 hours after storms wrecked numerous trees and power lines in Lawrence, some folks were still without electricity. Severe weather is possible again on Sunday.
Kansas’ largest electric utility has drastically scaled back its plans to add more clean energy over the next decade and will keep open its Lawrence coal plant for years longer.
The company hoping to build a huge solar energy electrical-generation plant north of Lawrence said Thursday evening it expects the facility will add $110 million in property tax and business tax revenue for Douglas County over its expected 25 years of operations.
A division of oil giant Royal Dutch Shell is proposing to build a solar energy facility covering more than a square mile just north of Lawrence, near Midland Junction. The “Kansas Sky Energy Center” would supply electrical power to local utility Evergy Inc., which would ultimately own the facility.
With anger rising statewide about bigger electric bills, lawmakers advanced a proposal that would limit Evergy’s ability to recoup construction costs from customers’ wallets.
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