The Kansas City Star reports:

Electric bills are poised to soar for customers of utilities building coal-fired power plants.

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Coal-based electric utility executive responds:

We’re moving forward regardless of what you namby-pamby, cheap-energy-loving hippies think.*

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Michael Dworkin then raises the obvious question:

You’ve got to ask: “Do you think we have reached a point where it economically doesn’t make sense?”

It will be interesting to see how this affects the Sunflower Electric debate, since the state does now seem to be getting beyond the false belief that coal is cheap.

*Italicized text implied but entirely fabricated by the author.