Happy Birthday, Kansas! and the State of the Union

10 years ago | Jan 29, 2008
Today is Kansas Day. All over this great land. (Well, probably just in Kansas.) And coincidence or not, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius got to give the Democratic response to the State of the Union address last night - Bob Dole was also...

news update from the weekend - biofuels, water worries, and Peabody Coal does something interesting

10 years ago | Jan 28, 2008
Water use and food and energy production - these three spheres are forever intertwined in our economy. And our ecology. (Note the common prefix: eco-. Think about it for a moment...) People with brains think about these connections a lot....

on a sunday evening...

10 years ago | Jan 27, 2008
Sitting here on an early Sunday evening - technically, I am at my desk working. However, what I am actually doing is reading over the 2008 World Day of Peace Message from His Holiness Benedict XVI (aka, the Pope). So there is a little bit of...

falling into line - notes from the SPP Transmission Summit

10 years ago | Jan 27, 2008
Last week, the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) held a Transmission Expansion Summit in scenic Oklahoma City in the lovely Jim Thorpe Building, and the seats in the courtroom were really, really comfortable. Two out of those four statements are...

blog harvest and YouTube

10 years ago | Jan 23, 2008
Most Midwesterners have spent a good chunk of their vacations in Colorado. It's close, it's cool, it's gorgeous; good hunting, fishing, hiking, off-road activities, etc.; you can camp and not have to spend money to stay in a...