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Missouri's Coming Energy Shortage
Aired June 16, 2011
When it comes to meeting its growing energy needs – for air conditioning, offices, computers and even to recharge electric car batteries – Missouri is stuck.
Some states and countries are moving ahead. Missouri, in the competitive global economy, could fall behind.
This state should have a robust debate about how to boost generating capacity. This issue is too important to be left to lobbyists and lawmakers in Jefferson City.
Repps Hudson is a freelance journalist and adjunct instructor of journalism and international affairs. He spent 40 years in newspapers as a reporter, columnist, editorial writer and editor.