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Resource Documents: Kansas (13 items)


Unless indicated otherwise, documents presented here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch. These resource documents are shared here to assist anyone wishing to research the issue of industrial wind power and the impacts of its development. The information should be evaluated by each reader to come to their own conclusions about the many areas of debate. • The copyrights reside with the sources indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations.

Date added:  May 6, 2015
Kansas, WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

Responses of male Greater Prairie-Chickens to wind energy development

Author:  Winder, Virginia; Gregory, Andrew; McNew, Lance; and Sandercock, Brett | Kansas, Wildlife

ABSTRACT Renewable energy resources have received increased attention because of impacts of fossil fuels on global climate change. In Kansas, USA, optimal sites for wind energy development often overlap with preferred habitats of the Greater Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido), a lek-mating prairie grouse of conservation concern. We tested for potential effects of energy development on male Greater Prairie-Chickens in north-central Kansas. We captured males at 23 leks located 0.04 to 28 km from wind turbines during a 2-yr preconstruction period (2007–2008) . . .

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Date added:  May 8, 2010
Economics, Grid, KansasPrint storyE-mail story

Highly Misleading ACORE Report on Potential for Wind Energy

Author:  Schleede, Glenn | Economics, Grid, Kansas

A friend recently asked for my comments on the May 2009 “ACORE 20 GW Plan for Kansas” report, which claims that Kansas could get 20,000 megawatts (MW) of electric generating capacity from “renewable” energy sources (more than 18,000 MW coming from wind) and enjoy economic benefits. I had heard of the ACORE report when it was issued but had not taken the time to read it since ACORE reports generally are biased and designed to promote the interest of ACORE members . . .

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Date added:  October 30, 2009
Aesthetics, Filings, Kansas, OrdinancesPrint storyE-mail story

Zimmerman et al. v. Board of Wabaunsee County Commissioners

Author:  Kansas State Supreme Court | Aesthetics, Filings, Kansas, Ordinances

SYLLABUS BY THE COURT 5. Under the facts of this case, the Board of County Commissioners’ amendment of its zoning regulations to prohibit commercial wind farms in its entire county of approximately 800 square miles was a legislative action. 6. Aesthetics and conformance with a governing body’s comprehensive plan may be considered as bases for zoning rulings. 7. Zoning is not to be based upon a plebiscite of the neighbors; neighborhood objections alone are not legally sufficient to support land . . .

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Real-time wind production — various regions

Author:  National Wind Watch | Alberta, Arizona, Australia, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Denmark, Germany, Grid, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ireland, Italy, Kansas, Latvia, Lithuania, Maine, Manitoba, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Netherlands, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Poland, Portugal, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Spain, U.K., Washington

World: Current electricity production and consumption of “low-carbon” and “renewable” electricity – click an area for details Europe: Quarter-hour load, generation, exchange – click on sample graph for other countries Europe: Hourly and daily generation, capacity factors Nordpool: Current production by source type in the Nordic power system (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark) Nordpool: Current power flow in the Nordic power system West Denmark: Electricity prices, consumption, and production today, every 5 minutes France: Quarter-hour consumption and production . . .

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