30 Jan '14, 4pm

'Near Unanimous Support': Kansas Sends a Renewable-energy Message to America

Why do Kansans like renewables so much? Probably because renewables have been great for the state’s economy. "Kansas has been a significant beneficiary of renewable energy investment with nearly $8 billion of dollars in new investment and more than 12,000 new jobs in a decade,” said Jeff Clark, Executive Director of The Wind Coalition. “This poll underscores the sentiment developers see in the field — Kansans want to develop renewable energy, and more of it.” What’s almost as noteworthy as the sweeping support is its breadth. Kansas voters, the poll found, support the 2009 renewable energy law across the political spectrum. The poll found that the law receives a strong 73 percent show of support among Republicans, 75 percent among Independents and 82 percent among Democrats. And, two-thirds of voters would support increasing the state’s renewable energy standard, even if i...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014...

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