This editorial appeared in The Wichita Eagle.
Sedgwick County could be a big winner in state and national efforts to expand wind energy production. And the manufacturing jobs created here – estimated at nearly 1,100 by a national study – could help diversify our economy.
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson last week announced a comprehensive energy plan aimed at creating jobs, promoting renewable energy production and improving energy efficiency. The plan would:
These aren't new or particularly bold ideas, but they are needed to help Kansas meet its large but woefully underdeveloped potential in alternative energy production.
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