Federal Tax Credits Spur Kansas Wind Development

By: Associated Press, Posted by Chelsey Moran
By: Associated Press, Posted by Chelsey Moran

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Wind energy in Kansas could be in store for another round of development due to the one-year renewal of a federal tax credit.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/RI0Tv2 ) that Kansas saw the most wind farm construction of any state last year. But by early fall, projects stalled and workers were laid off because the industry was expecting the tax credit to expire on Jan. 1.

Now Congress has approved a tax credit for the production of wind, solar and other renewable energy at a cost of $12.2 billion.

Industry experts say conditions are ripe for another burst of wind farm construction in Kansas late this year and next. Several new wind energy products are being discussed in central and western Kansas.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 186685241 - wibw.com/a?a=186685241