Letter: Wind has been good for Kansas

Wind has been good for Kansas. It has attracted $8 billion of capital investment into the state while annually returning $8.9 million to its landowners through leases. According to the Kansas Energy Information Network, wind supports 12,000 jobs in Kansas and five factories that build wind-related parts. It also saves Kansans $1.64 billion on electric
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GRAIN BELT EXPRESS CLEAN LINE

The route of the Grain Belt Express Clean Line has not yet been determined. The project will deliver 3,500 megawatts of the best renewable power from western Kansas to communities in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and points farther east (see illustration below). Clean Line is committed to working with communities, individual landowners, state and federal agencies,
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Fortnightly Digest

NextEra Energy Resources completed the purchase of the 165-MW Cimarron I wind energy center from CPV Renewable Energy. The project, located in Gray County in southwest Kansas, is comprised of 72 Siemens 2.3-MW turbines spread across approximately 14,000 acres. The facility’s output is sold to the Tennessee Valley Authority under a 20-year agreement. Financial terms
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The Future of Renewable Energy

Just how realistic are the prospects of renewable energy in providing a significant portion of our future daily energy needs? Physicians for Social Responsibility Environmental Health Policy Institute recently asked experts on various types of renewable energy to provide an answer.

The Power Behind Wind Farms

VIDEO – There’s more than meets the eye to the wind farms that line the highways in the state. Kansas State University Associate Professors Ruth Douglas Miller and Warren White explain exactly how fast the blades can spin and what exactly is inside of those turbines.