According to a Forbes article, which highlights data from the EIA, Kansas electricity rates have risen 29% since 2008…more than 4x the national average.
Kansas is one of the largest wind powered states. Their governor has said it right, ‘the wind industry is now strong’. How strong? BigWind is now one of the strongest lobbying groups in DC. They will fiercely fight this change, just as they are fighting hard to extend their federal handout, the Wind Production Tax Credit. Remember, we have commented on this truth before…that tax credit makes it worthwhile for foreign companies to build wind sites that are UNprofiittable; in other words, they can lose money generating electricity because the tax credit is so generous! Do you like having your tax dollars wasted like this?
Thank you Ohio Governor Kasich and our legislators, for passing SB 310 to ‘freeze’ our similar mandates. We don’t want to end up with skyrocketing electricity rates here. That policy is not good for our residents, our manufacturers or our job producers….
Gov. Sam Brownback says he’s open to proposals for phasing out a renewable energy requirement for Kansas utilities because policies aimed at nurturing the wind industry shouldn’t remain in place forever.
The Republican governor said Wednesday that he’s not developing a proposal of his own and wants wind energy companies, critics of the requirement and other interested parties to negotiate a new policy.
But Brownback said he has supported the policy because it helped develop the wind industry in Kansas but said the industry is now strong….