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Keep Kansas' Renewable Energy Mandate and the Benefits of Wind Power

The Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires the state to get at least 20 percent of its electric power from sources such as the sun and wind by 2020. It has created thousands of jobs in the wind industry, provided new income to farmers and kept electricity prices in check for utility customers since bipartisan approval by the Kansas Legislature in 2009. >>View Article 

Wind Energy Beating Expectations, Honda Says

Six months after two wind turbines were installed at Honda Transmission Manufacturing of America Inc. in Russels Point, the company has announced power output has exceeded projections by 6.3 percent. >>View Article 

Clean Energy and Jobs

Clean energy’s crucial role must not be overlooked in any discussion about the resurgence of manufacturing jobs in the Midwest’s energy sector. >>View Article 

Biofuels Are Important Part of Climate-Change Fight

Iowa is leading the nation when it comes to renewable energy. We already generate more of our power from wind — 27 percent — than any other state. In fact, we're on track to get as much as 50 percent of our power from wind by 2017. And last year, Iowa produced two times more biofuels than any other state — more than a quarter of the biofuels produced nationwide. >>View Article 

Poll Says Westerns OK with Renewables

It’s back to work for Congress this week, and according to a new bipartisan poll, Coloradans want Washington to continue work on legislation that supports renewable energy and public lands.The poll found that 69 percent of voters in western states support responsible renewable-energy development on public lands. >>View Article 

California Dreamin'

It’s no secret that the renewable energy industry is on fire. U.S. solar generation is set to double for the 7th straight year; the country has started pumping out cellulosic ethanol, a fuel made from non-food farm waste; there are 14 offshore wind projects nearing development; clean energy jobs doubled this quarter. So there’s no doubt that this renewable energy boom is yielding economic, environmental, and national security benefits across the U.S. But there’s also no doubt that the West is leading the way. >>View Article

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