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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

July 31, 2013

State wind-power efforts need a boost in construction of electric power lines

By Jim Malewitz, Published: July 30, The Washington Post  •    •  Posted 2013-07-31 11:51:14

Kansas is undoubtedly a windy state, but it is not yet the “Saudi Arabia of Wind” that Republican Gov. Sam Brownback wants it to be. Kansas has more wind energy potential than any state except Texas, but eight states generate more total megawatts of wind power — even as Brownback and his legislature have taken steps to boost Kansas’s wind industry. A key problem: a lack of high-voltage electric lines to connect the remote areas where turbines churn out power to the bustling regions that demand it. [ read more … ]

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