Kansas
KansasWind energy potential in Kansas is second in the U.S., trailing only Texas.1
Source:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, July 2012
http://1.usa.gov/1zaqYYE
So it should come as no surprise that the wind industry in Kansas is a crucial part of its energy economy. 19.5% of the state’s electricity comes from wind power, and the industry has created over 10,000 jobs in the state.2
Source:
Kansas Energy Information Network, February 2014
http://bit.ly/1OyURbi


Kansas is also one of the 10 sunniest states in the U.S., but its solar industry has yet to get off the ground. More successful is its renewable fuels industry. Kansas is home to one of only three plants in the country that use crop waste to produce ethanol at a commercial scale.3
Source:
Huffington Post, October 2014
http://huff.to/1EG7ZmU
And the biofuels industry supports 16,620 jobs in-state, according to Fuels America.4
Source:
Fuels America
http://bit.ly/19lnbNE


Kansas’ renewable portfolio standard mandates that 20% of the state’s peak electricity demand be met by renewables by 2020.5
Source:
DSIRE, February 2015
http://bit.ly/1GUShXM
Fossil fuel groups have targeted that RPS, but so far those efforts have failed.6
Source:
Topeka Capital-Journal, March 2014
http://bit.ly/1OyV5iX


Learn more about energy in Kansas with ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States.

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