Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Kansas Turns to Wind Energy

Construction is underway in Lincoln and Ellsworth counties on Kansas' fourth wind farm. The 56 turbines are anticipated to generate enough power for a town of about 33,000 people. Use of wind towers has caused some controversy in the sunflower state. Some traditional environmental groups oppose the development and believe the turbines will obstruct scenic Kansas views for landowners and tourists. Many ranchers, on the other hand, are enthusiastic about the potential land rental income of $2,000 per turbine. As for the future of Kansas wind farms, Governor Kathleen Sebelius has set a goal to provide 10 percent of the state's energy through wind power by 2010. National goals are 20 percent of the country's energy power produced from wind by 2030.

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