Green Energy Rules

A new effort to roll back green energy rules for utilities in Kansas has stalled in the state Legislature.Renewable Energy

The House Energy and Environment Committee on Tuesday tabled a bill to back off a requirement for utilities to have wind and other renewable resources account for 20 percent of their capacity for generating electricity by 2020.

Chairman and Wichita Republican Dennis Hedke said the panel’s 10-9 vote likely ends this year’s debate on the renewable energy standard.

The House bill set the standard at 15 percent.

The bill cleared Hedke’s committee last month, but the House sent it back.

Hedke believes the standard increases electricity costs and hoped to revive it. Environmentalists, wind companies and farmers said the standard benefits the state and lobbied against the bill.

  • just a taxpayer

    For once, the legislature is working for jobs for Kansas. Thanks for voting against HB 2241.