Wind power puts Kansas on the right track

The Environmental Protection Agency has released a proposal that will place limits on carbon dioxide emissions for existing power plants. Fortunately for Kansans, our wind power expertise means we’re well prepared for a new, low-carbon future.

Kansas wind power avoided more than 4.3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions in 2013, more than 10 percent of the whole power sector’s carbon output. In doing so, Kansas wind offset the CO2 equivalent of taking 700,000 cars off the road. We already obtain nearly 20 percent of our electricity from wind, third best in the nation.

By supporting such smart policies as the renewable portfolio standard (RPS), we can keep this amazing trend growing.

Thousands of Kansans work in wind power, driving an engine of economic development that has attracted more than $7 billion in capital investment. The result is a robust industry that provides farmers with supplemental income, revitalizes rural communities and gives Kansans a homegrown energy source to be proud of.

Wind power is an affordable, reliable way to keep the lights on for more than 870,000 average homes and counting. Continuing to grow this valuable resource ensures access to clean, affordable power for years to come, all while cutting carbon and preserving our environment.


Climate and Energy Project