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BP opens giant Kansas wind farm

TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The opening of the Flat Ridge 2 wind farm in Kansas represents the largest single-build facility of its kind in the United States, BP said.

Largest Kansas wind farm set to go online

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The companies building the largest wind farm in Kansas, with 274 wind turbines, say the array is set to begin producing power.

U.S. policies don't hamper climate talks

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Additional drilling for oil and natural gas in the United States may not significantly increase U.S. greenhouse gas emissions or undermine its position at the U.N. climate change conference, energy experts say.
LINYI ZHANG, MEDILL NEWS SERVICE, Written for UPI

BP, Sempra launch Hawaiian wind farm

HOUSTON, May 18 (UPI) -- A wind farm planned for the Hawaiian island of Maui will provide enough power to meet the yearly energy demands of 10,000 homes, developers said.

BP starts new wind farm in Texas

FORT STOCKTON, Texas, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- British energy company BP announced that it began full-scale commercial operations at a 60-turbine wind farm in west Texas.

BP expands presence in U.S. wind market

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- British energy company BP said it was investing more than $1 billion into two wind farms in the United States that should go online by the end of the year.

GE, BP team up for wind energy

HOUSTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A wind energy division of BP said it signed a supply and maintenance deal with General Electric for 350 wind turbine units for the United States.

Accused AIM killer going to trial

RAPID CITY, S.D., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Trial will begin this week for a Canadian man accused of the execution-style killing of Indian activist Anna Mae Pictou-Aquash 35 years ago, officials say.

Study: More attractive CEOs paid more

DURHAM, N.C., April 30 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers found chief executive officers who appear competent -- who look the part -- earn more money than less competent-looking CEOs.

Oldest cosmic explosion detected

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. astronomers detected a cosmic explosion that took place 7.4 billion years ago -- making it the oldest known short gamma-ray burst.

Ethanol mix fares poorly in test

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A new cost-benefit analysis of alternative fuels indicates the ethanol blend E85 fares poorly, the U.S. project's chief researcher says.

RAND study finds benefits of hybrids

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A recent report by Washington-based RAND Corp. highlights the benefits of hybrids.

Private tax lawyers writing IRS rules

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is using volunteer lawyers and accountants who exploit loopholes to write new tax rules, the tax collection agency says.

IRS has tax lawyers author rules

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- The Internal Revenue Service in Washington has drawn criticism for employing the services of tax lawyers to help create new tax rules.

Strummer left wife $1.8 million estate

LONDON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Probate records show that after his death more than four years ago, British singer Joe Strummer of The Clash left his wife a $1.8 million estate.

Sharpton scheduled to go to Haiti

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. presidential hopeful Al Sharpton said Thursday he has negotiated safe passage for a fact-finding mission to Haiti, currently in the throes of a rebellion.

'Scarlett' author dead at 70

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Alexandra Ripley, the writer who dared to reunite Rhett and Scarlett in the "Gone With the Wind" sequel, "Scarlett," has died. She was 70.

'Scarlett' author dies

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Alexandra Ripley, author of "Scarlett", the official sequel to "Gone With the Wind" has died.

CEOs say reputation ranks over stock price

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- In a possible sea-change of corporate culture after the go-go 1990s and more recent string of company scandals ranging from Enron to WorldCom, a poll of top CEO
T.K.MALOY, UPI Deputy Business Editor

Joe Strummer: The passion and the pose

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Joe Strummer, the lead singer and chief lyricist for The Clash, who died Sunday at age 50 in his rural home in the West of England, was a man of passion, parado
STEVE SAILER

No charge in coyote death for Ida official

BOISE, Idaho, June 20 (UPI) -- No charges will be filed against an Idaho wildlife commissioner who admittedly told a hunter to shoot a coyote without a permit earlier this year. The Idaho State Police determined this week that no charges or citations would be issued because there was n

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