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Ks. makes good use of wind power

State falling short in other renewable energy

Kansas is a national leader in wind energy, but a new report shows the state lags in the adoption of other so-called green technologies.

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Kansas and other Plains states produce the majority of the nation’s wind energy. While that’s mostly because the area has the highest average sustained wind speeds, the leading wind states have put in place regulatory policy and tax incentives aimed at attracting wind developers.

In 2018, developers installed 543 megawatts of new wind generation in Kansas, according to a new U.S. Department of Energy study. That’s good enough for sixth in the country.

 

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