Kansas Receives $50,000 Grant to Pursue Clean Energy Research

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) has awarded $50,000 to the State of Kansas as part of the Clean Energy States Grant Program to help achieve greater energy efficiency, conservation and use of clean energy resources.

“Kansas is a leader in helping America secure a clean energy future,” said Governor Kathleen Sebelius, Co-Chair of the NGA Center’s Securing a Clean Energy Future Initiative. “From our rapidly expanding wind energy industry, to our new efficiency partnerships with utilities, to our first-in-the-nation ethanol plant, the fuel for the future is right here in the Heartland.”

Grant assistance will go towards research, analysis, training, outreach and other efforts to develop and advance clean energy in Kansas. The grants will be facilitated by the Energy Programs Division of the Kansas Corporation Commission.

The clean energy grants are made possible by generous support from American Electric Power, Dominion Resources, The Ford Motor Company, The Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the NGA Center. Additional funding from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation will help support a technical assistance workshop for states to be held in Washington, D.C. this fall.

Kansas was selected through a competitive process open to all states and U.S. territories and chosen by a group of independent reviewers.

For more information on the National Governor’s Association’s Clean Energy States Grant Program, please visit www.nga.org/ci.

For more information on the Energy Program Division of the Kansas Corporation Commission please visit http://www.kcc.state.ks.us/energy/index.htm or contact Ray Hammarlund at r.hammarlund@kcc.ks.gov or 785-271-3179.

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