Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

Wed, 2008-03-26 10:29Kevin Grandia
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Sunflower Power President's "No Fuel Bias" Questionable in Kansas

The tangled web of rhetoric and PR spin is being tightly wove as the Kansas coal plant fight continues.

Case in point, Earl Watkins Jr. is the President and CEO of Sunflower Electric Power Corporation, the company who recently lost its bid to build two new coal plants in Kansas and he's been making the rounds in the State Legislator trying to convince politicians that his company, “… has no fuel bias, meaning they're doing what provides the best fuel supply at the best price.”

Watkin's “no fuel bias” is a little hard to believe when the same Earl Watkins Jr. sits on the Board of Directors of the Western Fuels Association, a cooperative business that supplies 17 million tons of coal to electric generating plants across the United States.

Tue, 2008-03-25 10:42Kevin Grandia
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Kansas Coal Power Proposal a Significant Risk to Ratepayers

A new report has been released providing further evidence that Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius made the right decision in vetoing a Bill calling for the expansion of coal-fired electricity generation in that State.

Thu, 2008-02-07 10:13Kevin Grandia
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Kansas King Coal Funding Details Exposed

DeSmogBlog has just received the 2007 statement of political expenditures for a recently formed astroturf group calling themselves “Kansans for Affordable Energy” (KAE).

The document is attached to the end of this post.

Wed, 2008-01-16 12:23Richard Littlemore
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Coal Kings Set Up 2nd Phoney Front to Fight Kansas Power Decision

Kansas coal kings have set up another front group to fight back against an October decision to block construction of two coal-fired electricity generators.

The Alliance for Sound Energy Policy advertises itself as “a statewide, non-partisan organization committed to balancing our growing energy needs with environmental stewardship.” But there are no “environmental stewards” on its list of members, and its slick website is registered directly to Sunflower Electric Power Corporation, the failed proponent of the canceled power plants.

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