Group Discusses Postive Economic Impacts Of Renewable Energies

Goshen North Wind Farm in Idaho is one of several British Petroleum wind-power projects already in place.
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Wind may be a hassle for your hair, but it is big business in Kansas.

Kansans for Clean Energy hosted a renewable energy day at the Statehouse Wednesday. More than 100 clean energy advocates blew into town to discuss the economic impact of wind, solar and other renewable energies in the Sunflower State.

The Executive Director of Climate and Energy Projects says that in the last 10 years more than $8 billion has been invested in wind energies in Kansas. She also says that advocates are keeping a close eye on proposed federal carbon emission laws. She hopes Kansas can create a statewide plan before the federal emission rates take effect.