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Kansas Senate gives initial approval to bill ending renewable energy standards

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A bill repealing renewable energy standards for utility companies won initial approval in the Senate on Tuesday. House Bill 2014 would end the renewable portfolio standards, also known as RPS, that require Kansas utility companies to receive 20 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2020. Sen. Forrest Knox, R-Altoona, who carried the bill, contended that repeal was necessary ...

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Regulators to decide solar power vs. natural gas

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ST. PAUL, Minn. —(AP)– Minnesota utility regulators heard competing bids Tuesday as they decide whether solar power or natural gas should generate additional electricity for Xcel Energy’s 1.2 million customers in the state. The decision marks the first time the two energy sources have competed head-to-head on price before the state Public Utilities Commission, which is scheduled to decide the ...

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Xcel asks federal regulators to intervene in Boulder’s condemnation bid

Erica Meltzer | Boulder Daily Camera, Colo. Xcel Energy asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday to issue a ruling that Boulder cannot condemn a high voltage transmission line that circles the city without first getting the federal regulators’ permission. The filing made before the federal commission is one more salvo in the ever-widening legal war between Boulder and ...

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