Tag: kansas

Sorghum

Biofuel Bonanza? Sorghum Takes Center Stage

Sorghum is not a glamour plant. Most people only know it as the base of sorghum molasses. But the humble cereal crop is also an important component as fodder in the United States and a food crop in developing nations.… Read More

Duke Will Build Second Kansas Wind Farm

Duke Energy clearly likes Kansas – or at least the winds that blow over the state. Earlier this month the company bought a wind power plant in the Sunflower State, and now it says it will build a second large-scale… Read More
Erie High School Charter School

A LEED High School Comes To Kansas

Booyah, Kansas! First,  the town of Greensburg chose to rebuild green after a tornado–then Erie High Charter School in Erie decided to do the same after a devastating 2007 flood.  Now students here are attending classes in the state’s first… Read More
Greensburg Tornado

From Devastation To LEED: A Small Town Story

What’s the greenest small town in America? If you’re thinking it must be somewhere famously eco-obsessed–such as northern California or the Pacific Northwest–think again. Every city building in Greensburg, Kansas, population 900, is LEED certified. What’s more, Greensburg has its… Read More
Westar Wind Farms

Kansas Utility Buys Big On Wind Power

America’s heartland will be gaining more of its electricity from wind, as per the latest announcement from Westar, the Kansas utility company whose tag is “doing whatever it takes to keep the lights on.” What Westar will be doing, in… Read More
Wind-turbine nacelle factory, Siemens, Hutchinson, Kansas

Siemens Boosts U.S. Wind Power Jobs

Siemens is a German company, but it wants you to know it has a significant and growing stake in clean energy in the United States – and that stake isn’t limited to selling stuff here. The company just opened a… Read More