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Benefits from Proposed Energy Projects
Upfront Investment (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $11,400,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $3,400,000,000
Average Annual Jobs                               21,700

First Year of Operations (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $2,400,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $500,000,000
Average Jobs Created in Year 1           11,800

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Westar Energy’s Coal Plant Project, Kansas

STATUS:  Canceled TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION:  Sierra Club PROSPECTS:  Unlikely BACKGROUND:  In May 2005, Westar Energy announced plans to build an 850-megawatt coal plant in Kansas, although the site was not specified.  However, in December 2006, Westar announced it was shelving … Continue reading

Boot Hill Biofuels Ethanol Plant, KS

STATUS: Suspended TYPE: Ethanol OPPOSITION: Local residents PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: Boot Hill Biofuels and Conestoga Energy Partners LLC announced in August 2006 plans for a 110 million gallon per year ethanol plant to be built a mile east of the … Continue reading

Emerald Renewable Energy Topeka Greenfield Plant, KS

STATUS: Killed TYPE: Ethanol OPPOSITION: Local residents PROSPECTS: Dead BACKGROUND: In February 2007, Emerald Renewable Energy, a Cargill subsidiary, proposed a $200 million ethanol plant outside Topeka, Kansas. The plant would have been built on 300 acres northwest of Topeka … Continue reading

Hays Wind Project, KS

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Local residents (Ellis County Environmental Awareness Coalition) PROSPECTS: Likely BACKGROUND: The Hays Wind Project has been in the development phase for 4 years. If completed, the Hays Wind Project will generate enough … Continue reading

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation, Holcomb Expansion, KS

STATUS:  In progress with opposition TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION:  Sierra Club PROSPECTS:  Indeterminate BACKGROUND:  Sunflower Electric Power Corporation owns and operates the coal-fired Holcomb Power Station in Garden City, Kansas.  In 2006, Sunflower proposed a three unit expansion. In October 2007, … Continue reading