green energy http://kcur.org en Kansas Senate Votes To Repeal Renewable Energy Standards http://kcur.org/post/kansas-senate-votes-repeal-renewable-energy-standards <p>The Kansas Senate has voted 25-15 to repeal the state's Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS), which require 20 percent of Kansas power generation to be from renewable sources by 2020.</p><p>The requirements were passed in 2009 and have been credited with helping promote wind power development. The vote came after more than an hour of debate.</p><p>Opponents of the standards say they pick winners and losers, and wind power growth has outpaced the renewable requirements. They argue that the standards have led to rate increases with more in the future.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:53:27 +0000 Stephen Koranda 53218 at http://kcur.org Kansas Senate Votes To Repeal Renewable Energy Standards Alternative Energy Sources http://kcur.org/post/alternative-energy-sources <p>In his State of the Union speech, President Obama said &quot;nowhere is the promise of innovation greater than in American-made energy.&quot; But how close are we to large-scale use of alternative energy sources?&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 15:57:08 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 12077 at http://kcur.org Alternative Energy Sources Stimulus Millions Boost Consumer Energy Venture http://kcur.org/post/stimulus-millions-boost-consumer-energy-venture <p>Kansas Citians who replace major appliances with certain energy saving models later this month stand to get a double savings benefit. Once again, federal economic stimulus dollars come into play.</p> Fri, 09 Apr 2010 21:20:04 +0000 Dan Verbeck 6505 at http://kcur.org