Kansas Lawmakers Tour Smoky Hills Wind Farm

More than twenty legislators and guests descended upon central Kansas Wednesday, October 14, to attend a briefing and tour of the Smoky Hills Wind Farm in Ellsworth and Lincoln County, Kansas. Hosted by site owners Enel Green Power, it was a great afternoon. After a meal catered by historic Brookville Chicken in the Operations and […]

Southwest Power Pool Study Misses Low-Cost Options for Meeting Clean Power Plan

by Michael Goggin Originally Published:  https://www.aweablog.org/southwest-power-pool-study-misses-low-cost-options-for-meeting-clean-power-plan/ The Southwest Power Pool released a study today examining the impacts of complying with EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Unfortunately, the study’s results are not realistic as the study arbitrarily limited the region’s options for complying with the Clean Power Plan. If the region had been allowed to fully utilize […]

Kansas City Star Encourages Support for Kansas RPS

The Editorial Board of the Kansas City Star weighed in encouraging support for the Kansas RPS and for wind power development in the sate.  The RPS is growing the state’s domestic energy supply, growing the economy, lowering energy prices for consumers, and helping keep Kansas farmers and ranchers on the land.  The editorial board pointed […]

How Loud is a Wind Turbine?

From GEReports.com. Because wind turbines are such a great source of clean, renewable energy, they’re usually greeted with a great deal of enthusiasm. But some complaints have been made that they can cause too much noise for residents living within a mile of the blades. So just how noisy are these turbines? The closest that […]

Poll: Majority Of Americans Want Their Utilities To Use More Renewables

  From North American Windpower Magazine: Eighty-one percent of U.S. utility customers expect their utility provider to use higher levels of renewable energy such as wind, solar and geothermal biogas in the future to meet their energy needs, according to a new report from GE’s Digital Energy business. That is just one of many findings […]

Got Water? Wind Energy is Dry Energy

With our states jn the grip of a crippling drought, it’s time to think seriously about the incredible amount of water used to generate our electricity. Click our graphic to learn more about how wind energy can save water for other life-sustaining uses.

Wind Energy Helps Ward Off Power Outages

by Michael Goggin, AWEA https://www.aweablog.org/blog/post/wind-energy-helps-ward-off-power-outages Over the last 48 hours, wind energy played a critical role in keeping homeowners warm as grid operators across the Eastern and Central U.S. worked overtime to keep up with record-breaking winter demand. Most importantly, wind energy provided massive quantities of extremely valuable electricity when grid operators needed it most […]

NRDC Studies American Wind Farm Job Creation

Read a Copy of the Report Here: NRDC: American Wind Farms: Breaking Down the Benefits from Planning to Production From the Report’s Introduction: Stand underneath a wind turbine and it’s easy to be awestruck. Above you is a structure as tall as a 30-story building, with turbines as large as a football field and blades rotating at […]

Governor Recognizes Impact of Wind Energy Industry on Kansas Economy

Kansas ranks #1 in wind turbines under construction Topeka, Kansas – With a six foot wind turbine just a few feet away, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback recognized the impact the wind energy industry has on the Kansas economy during a news conference today at the statehouse. “Just like the many other best-in-market products Kansas exports – […]

Wind Farm Developer Refinances Kansas Project

Wind energy developer Wind Capital Group announced that it has closed on international financing for its $350-million, 201-megawatt capacity Post Rock Wind Energy Project, a wind farm and 31 miles of transmission line in Ellsworth, Lincoln and Rice counties. “In the midst of tough economic times and uncertainty over the future of federal wind energy […]