Energy http://kcur.org en The Impact Of EPA's Emissions Standards On Missouri And Kansas http://kcur.org/post/impact-epas-emissions-standards-missouri-and-kansas <p></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:22:45 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 56898 at http://kcur.org The Impact Of EPA's Emissions Standards On Missouri And Kansas Why E85 Is The Cheapest Gas At The Pump http://kcur.org/post/why-e85-cheapest-gas-pump <p>Ilya Protopopov stopped at a U-Stop station in Lincoln, Neb., on his way to the track to fuel up his truck and a few dirt bikes. His fuel of choice, 91 octane unleaded, was selling for $4.01 per gallon.</p><p>“I used to complain about $1.50 gas, now it’s over $4,” Protopopov said. “Pretty steep.”</p><p>But on the same pump there was another fuel selling for under $3. E85 was going for $2.53.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:53:23 +0000 Grant Gerlock 42007 at http://kcur.org Why E85 Is The Cheapest Gas At The Pump Protest Of Proposed Solar Rebate End By Kansas City Utility http://kcur.org/post/protest-proposed-solar-rebate-end-kansas-city-utility <p></p><p>A Kansas City-based alternative energy company will protest a request by KCP&amp;L to stop giving solar rebates in Missouri. The utility calculates the rebates are too costly.</p><p>The program is an outgrowth of 2008 passage of Proposition C to support a renewable energy standard. It required utilities to start offering solar rebates in 2010 and indefinitely. &nbsp;</p><p>KCP&amp;L argued funds have been depleted, and t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he utility has requested permission to stop offering solar rebates after September 3.</span></p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:52:00 +0000 Dan Verbeck 40034 at http://kcur.org Protest Of Proposed Solar Rebate End By Kansas City Utility The Science of Energy http://kcur.org/post/science-energy <p>Decades ago, scientists and energy experts predicted that 2013 would include flying cars and that by now, oil would be a thing of the past. But the state of our energy consumption in America has stayed somewhat the same, while causing intense political discussion on the matter.</p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:52:48 +0000 Brian Ellison, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 33341 at http://kcur.org The Science of Energy Gas & Oil Exploration In Kansas http://kcur.org/post/gas-oil-exploration-kansas <p><strong>PLEASE NOTE</strong>: This show was recorded on January 14.</p><p>The <strong>oil and gas industry is seeing a slew of booms</strong> all over the country—in North Dakota, Texas, and now in southern Kansas. The key: How much can be retrieved from something called the <strong>Mississippi Line Formation</strong> in south-central Kansas. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 30365 at http://kcur.org Gas & Oil Exploration In Kansas Candidates Tout Different Routes To 'Energy Security' http://kcur.org/post/candidates-tout-different-routes-energy-security The pressing energy issue in the 2008 presidential campaign was how to reduce carbon emissions and limit global warming. Four years later, the drive for "green energy" has been replaced by a new imperative: the need to end U.S. dependence on foreign oil.<p>"I will set a national goal of North American energy independence by 2020," Mitt Romney declared during a campaign speech in August. Fri, 05 Oct 2012 17:32:00 +0000 Tom Gjelten 25588 at http://kcur.org Candidates Tout Different Routes To 'Energy Security' Electricity Infrastructure & Security http://kcur.org/post/electricity-infrastructure-security <p>Compared to other areas of the country, Missouri and Kansas have it pretty good when it comes to energy pricing. As of January of this year the U.S. Energy Administration’s State Electricity Profiles showed the national average retail price per kilowatt hour to be just under 10 cents (9.83). Missouri was at 7.78 cents and Kansas at 8.35 placing them in the top 18 states with the lowest prices for electricity.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 04:16:56 +0000 Stephen Steigman 24028 at http://kcur.org Electricity Infrastructure & Security