April 14, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: electricity

KCC reverses course, allows retail ratepayer groups to weigh in on transmission project

Despite calling the brouhaha surrounding a controversial transmission project “a circus” and “drama trauma,” Kansas Corporation Commission Commissioner Susan K.…

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Is KCC using biased analysis to justify higher electric rates?

The masthead on the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) website declares it is serving the people of Kansas, but testimony indicates…

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Kelly appointees limit consumer input on eminent domain, rate hikes

In an almost unprecedented move, the Kansas Corporation Commission limited the ability of a consumer interest group to intervene on…

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Land taken by eminent domain would send electricity out of state

If a federal agency and a wind power developer have their way, a swath half a football field wide will…

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Legislation would bring standardized regulation to wind farms

Kansas — like most states — is a mish-mash, patchwork quilt of regulations on wind farms, with each county setting…

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Coal power rising as administration restricts natural gas production

After years of dropping, global coal-fired electric generation has rebounded strongly in 2021. According to a report by the International…

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Testimony: Utilities could have avoided winter storm price hikes

When “Winter Storm Uri” hit in February, it plunged the nation into a deep freeze, causing rolling blackouts across the…

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High electric rates fund big salaries at KCK Board of Public Utilities

Kansas City, Kansas residents pay some of the highest electric rates in the region to the city-owned Board of Public…

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Kansas utility rates include bogus state income tax cost

Not only are Kansans paying higher utility rates — as much as 35% higher than some surrounding states — but…

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Kansans pay 25% higher electric rates than neighboring states

A recently released audit of the electric rates Kansans pay concluded that Kansans pay anywhere from 22 to 25 percent…

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