"Whats the matter with Kansas?"
A Kari Manlove retrospective
Kari Manlove helped me launch Climate Progress, a project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. She started as a CAP intern and stayed to become Research Associate for the Energy Opportunity team because she is hyper-competent!
Here are links to all her posts. She is a Kansas native so she tracked the efforts by then Gov. Sebelius to block to unnecessary coal plants in many of her posts. Her last post was Women’s role in a warming world.
Kari Manlove’s Climate Progress career:
- Exclusive Look at Kansas Gold (as in LEED Rating)
- Can Kansas Envision the Dream Reborn?
- Jobs NOT Saved in Maryland
- Kansas Coal in the WSJ
- Kansas’ Coal, Coal Heart
- A National Environmental Policy?
- Quick Kansas Update – A 3rd Veto
- Kansas Gov. Sebelius vetoes coal plants
- Industrial Scars
- Green Jobs for a Greening Economy
- Status Quo Energy Policy is Failing Low-Income Americans
- Banking on a Clean Future?
- CAP Report: Identifying hurdles to renewable electricity transmission
- Don’t Flush an Energy Opportunity
- Copenhagen 101
- America’s broad climate action effort
- Climate Change on the Move
- Getting to Yes on international climate financing: A new proposal by UK, Mexico, Norway and Australia
- Agriculture Secretary Vilsack: $1 billion for REDD+
- Clinton’s $100-billion Copenhagen bombshell leaves China in role of spoiler
- Quadrennial Defense Review Should Spark Interagency Climate Conversation
- Development funding done right
- U.S. abstains on vote to proliferate coal in South Africa
- Carpe Diem on Earth Day
- Women’s role in a warming world
If you are wondering what happened to that Kansas coal plant after Sebelius joined the Obama administration, at first, as the WSJ reported last May, “Coal in Kansas: Sunflower Will Get a Coal Plant, State Gets More Renewables.”
Then in January, SolveClimate reported, “Kansas Coal Plant Back in the Bullseye: Sunflower Saga Revolves Around Health, Environment Dangers Posed by CO2.”
Then last month, it got really complicated, as SolveClimate explained here: “Kansas GOP Measure Could Lead to EPA Takeover of Coal Plant Permits.”
What’s the matter with Kansas? Sebelius isn’t governor and Manlove isn’t at CP to cover the state any more!
Kari is moving on to work to directly advance clean energy. I’d wish her luck, but she doesn’t need it. I’m just hoping she does for cleantech what she did for CP!