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2008-08-25 09:00:58

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 25, 2008) - AQUILA RESOURCES INC. (TSX:AQA)(FRANKFURT:JM4A) ("Aquila" or the "Company") is pleased to announce plans for completion of a National Instrument 43- 101 compliant Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) of its Back Forty Project in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA. The study has been contracted with SRK Consultants Inc. of Toronto, Canada, and will involve a scoping level evaluation of mine and associated infrastructure design and layout,...

2008-07-15 09:01:21

Great Plains Energy, a public utility holding company, has acquired Aquila, an integrated electric and natural gas utility. Aquila's Missouri electric utility business will operate under the brand name of Great Plains Energy's subsidiary, KCP&L. Savings resulting from the integration of KCP&L and Aquila operations are expected to generate approximately $198 million of customer savings by 2013, and $547 million by 2017. These savings will be passed on to customers and will help...

2008-07-15 06:00:51

By Mark Fagan, Journal-World, Lawrence, Kan. Jul. 15--Aquila's natural gas operations in Kansas and Colorado -- operations that are based in Lawrence -- are under new ownership and are working under a new manager. Black Hills Corp. officially acquired the utility operations Monday, and the Lawrence office at 110 E. Ninth St. welcomed a new boss: Ivan Vancas, vice president for natural gas operations in Kansas and Colorado. He said that Black Hills would work to support both...

2008-07-15 03:00:34

By Steve Everly and Mark Davis, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 15--The last remnants of long-struggling Aquila Inc. were split up Monday, but not before its board of directors granted its chief executive officer a parting gift. It was disclosed last year that Richard Green Jr. would receive about $3.5 million in severance pay plus a pension if Great Plains Energy Inc. completed its deal to buy Aquila. The deal was completed early Monday. Then, late in the day, the company made a...

2008-07-14 18:00:35

By Steve Jordon, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 14--Natural gas payments of 340,000 Nebraska and Iowa customers soon will go to the Black Hills, but the new owner of their local gas systems says no one will see a difference in rates or service. Also part of a three-way deal involving Aquila Corp., Omaha has gained 50 professional services jobs at 1815 Capitol Ave., including regulatory services, gas supply and engineering, information technology and support functions. Lincoln has added 30...

2008-07-13 06:00:00

By Joe Blumberg, St. Joseph News-Press, Mo. Jul. 13--Local control of electricity moves another step away tomorrow, when Kansas City Power & Light officially takes over Aquila. The city of St. Joseph was willing to spend $245 million in 2005 to grasp that local control of the electric utility, according to bid documents recently obtained by the News-Press through an open records request. It's not known how the city's bid compares to what KCP&L's holding company, Great Plains...

2008-07-11 18:00:31

RAPID CITY, S.D., July 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Black Hills Corp. today announced it has completed the $840 million sale of seven independent power production gas-fired plants to affiliates of Hastings Funds Management and IIF BH Investment, a subsidiary of an investment entity advised by JPMorgan Asset Management. The net proceeds from this IPP sale are expected to eliminate Black Hills' need to issue equity to finance the pending acquisition of Aquila's electric utility in Colorado...

2008-07-02 06:00:55

By Mark Fagan, Journal-World, Lawrence, Kan. Jul. 2--Now that Aquila's long-planned sale of utilities has been cleared by Missouri regulators, employees at the Lawrence headquarters for the company's gas operations in Kansas and Colorado now can look forward to the future. No job changes. No service cuts. No major adjustments. Just a new name on business cards, stationery, bills and trucks: Black Hills Corp. "There are no changes in staff, and the offices will still remain as-is...

2008-07-02 06:00:55

By Clinton Thomas, St. Joseph News-Press, Mo. Jul. 2--It's lights out for the Aquila era. After more than a year of hearings, paperwork and shareholder votes, the Missouri Public Service Commission approved the merger between Aquila and Great Plains Energy on Tuesday by a 2-1 vote. Great Plains Energy is the holding company for Kansas City Power & Light. After the $1.7 billion deal is complete, KCP&L will manage all electric services formerly run by Aquila in Missouri....

2008-06-17 18:00:38

Show Me Energy Cooperative (SMEC) of Centerview, Missouri has announced the completion of a 150-ton biomass pellet test burn at the Aquila generating facility at Sibley, Missouri. This is the first time for the use of biomass pellets for electrical production in the United States, saving over 253 tons of CO2. The project utilizes Show Me Energy's unique biomass pellets to offset green house gas emissions for electrical production. SMEC biomass pellets are made from non-grain bearing...


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2006-02-27 12:38:30

The Wahlberg's Eagle (Aquila wahlbergi) is a bird of prey belonging to the family Accipitridae. Average length is 55-60cm in length and wingspan 130-160 cm. This eagle breeds throughout most of Africa, south of the Sahara. It prefers woodland areas, often near water. It builds a stick nest in the fork of a tree or the crown of a palm tree. The clutch is one or two eggs. This medium-sized raptor has mostly dark brown plumage except for dark streaked grey undersides to the flight...

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2006-02-27 11:52:44

The Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) is a medium-sized bird of prey belonging to the family Accipitridae (like all eagles). It is about 60 cm in length and has a wingspan of 150cm. There are two known populations. The birds that breed in central and eastern Europe winter in Africa. Additionally, there is a resident Indian race, which is sometimes considered a separate species (Aquila hastate). This species prefers open or lightly wooded country where it lays 1-3 eggs in a tree...

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2006-02-27 11:42:09

The Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga), sometimes referred to as simply the Spotted Eagle, is a large bird of prey belonging to the family Accipitridae. It is about 65 cm in length and has a wingspan of 160 cm. This bird's breeding habitat ranges from northern Europe across Asia. It winters in southeastern Europe, the Middle East and south Asia. It prefers fairly wooded country where it lays 1-3 eggs in a tree nest. Its diet consists mainly of small mammals and similar, mainly...

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2006-02-27 11:17:08

The Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) is a large bird of prey belonging to the family Accipitridae. It measures roughly 62-72 cm in length and has a wingspan of 165-185 cm. It was once considered to be closely related to the migratory Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) and the two forms were considered to be conspecific. However, DNA studies have now shown that these two birds are not even closely related. It breeds throughout most of Africa both north and south of the Sahara Desert and across...

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2006-02-27 11:03:10

The Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) is a large bird of prey belonging to the family Accipitridae. It is roughly 62-74 cm in length and has a wingspan of 165-190cm. It was once considered to be closely related to the non-migratory Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) and the two forms have previously been treated as conspecific. DNA studies have now shown that these birds are not even each other's nearest relatives. The Steppe Eagle can be found from Romania east through the south Russian and...

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