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Letter to the Editor: Energy under new leadership

By Sen. Wayne Wallingford, District 27 Senator and Missouri Chairman of Vets4Energy The United States leads the world in the production and refining of oil and the production of natural gas. I think it is important to consider the benefits of that status in relation to geopolitical and national security issues. Our allies depend on

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PSC orders Great Plains to file application in merger case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission on Wednesday ordered Great Plains Energy Incorporated (GPE) to file an application seeking the commission’s approval of a merger between GPE and Westar Energy, Inc.  The order stems from a complaint filed by the Midwest Energy Consumers Group (MECG) against GPE, which alleged that GPE violated a

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PSC to order Great Plains Energy to file acquisition applications in Westar merger

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Six tariffs and new orders appeared on the docket of this week’s meeting of the Missouri Public Service Commission, but the major item of discussion in Thursday’s meeting concerned the case of Midwest Energy Consumers Group v. Great Plains Energy, which centers around KCPL’s acquisition of Westar. “If you look at

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Opponents increase rhetoric as infrastructure investments move forward

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – For the first time in years, the issues of solar energy and electric grid modernization are gaining momentum toward removing regulations for private investment to begin in the state. However, opponents are ratcheting up the rhetoric with increasingly extreme attacks. Sen. Ed Emery and Rep. Rocky Miller both introduced several similar

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Commissioner Rupp takes energy education to a new level with new website

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Former Missouri lawmaker Scott Rupp has now spent roughly three years serving as a commissioner on the Missouri Public Services Commission (PSC), and though his contributions to Missouri, especially in the world of utilities, have been many, his latest may be one of his best. Rupp has taken on an additional

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Grover Norquist weighs in on Emery and Miller’s energy infrastructure bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two proposed energy bills in the Missouri legislature have been heavily debated in the past few weeks, as they seek to upgrade the state’s electric grid and adjust rate mechanisms. SB 190, filed by Sen. Ed Emery, and HB 628, sponsored by Rep. Rocky Miller, both seek to implement these changes,

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Miller’s utility bill looks to benefit customers and utilities

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Rocky Miller and the House Committee on Utilities are one of the few committees who have not met yet, but it’s for a good reason. Miller says that they’re looking to the Senate in an attempt to be more productive with their time. “We really want to follow their lead,”

Witnesses testify before the Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment during a hearing on Senate Bill 190.

Emery’s bill seeks to create Missouri Economic Development and Infrastructure Investment Act

Opponents call Emery’s utility bill ‘a solution without a problem’ JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate Lounge was filled Wednesday afternoon with a number of stakeholders hoping to testify before the Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment’s hearing on Senate Bill 190. SB 190, sponsored by Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, centers on

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Missouri Energy Initiative hosts conference in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – Over the past two days, the Missouri Energy Initiative (MEI) helmed the Midwest Energy Policy Conference in St. Louis. The annual conference, which is in its 10th year, offers attendees a chance to listen to speakers and network with professionals in the energy industry. This year, the conference focused on both local

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Clean Line project adds Nixon to list of endorsements

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Grain Belt Express Clean Line continued to pick up steam on its path to final approval when it gained the endorsement of Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday. The wind energy project has also received the endorsement of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce as it faces final approval from the Public

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