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Kansas Statehouse
7:53 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Kansas Senate Votes To Repeal Renewable Energy Standards

The wind energy industry in Kansas has benefited from the RPS.
Credit Joesph Novak / Flickr--CC

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.

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.

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.

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Up to Date
9:57 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Alternative Energy Sources

Thin Film Solar Panels developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

In his State of the Union speech, President Obama said "nowhere is the promise of innovation greater than in American-made energy." But how close are we to large-scale use of alternative energy sources? 

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4:20 pm
Fri April 9, 2010

Stimulus Millions Boost Consumer Energy Venture

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.

The Kansas City Council gets its facts from the city's Chief Environmental Officer, Dennis Murphy. First, between April 19th through 25th, there will be no Missouri sales tax on certain energy star rated appliances. Kansas City had to choose to opt in to the program.

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