March 26 -- In 2009, Kansas adopted a renewable portfolio standard, which set a goal for utilities in the state to produce 20 percent of their electricity from renewable energy resources by 2020. In the five years since then, Kansas’ RPS has succeeded spectacularly.
The 19 wind farms operating or under construction in the state have created more than 12,300 jobs for Kansas citizens, $13.7 million in payments to landowners annually, and $10.4 million in contributions to communities each year. And this has been achieved without any significant increases in electricity costs for customers. >>View Article