Tax break's end a blow to wind power in Kansas
It's still possible that a wind subsidy might work its way out of the Senate yet this year, but the U.S. House of Representatives is another matter.
The House includes a large contingent of staunch conservative budget hawks and opponents of alternative energy subsidies, including U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita. He said the House is highly unlikely to pass any bill with alternative energy subsidies.
March 18, 2012
by Dan Voorhis
in The Wichita Eagle
BARBER COUNTY - BP Wind Energy certainly was getting its money's worth recently as a steady 30-mile-an-hour wind spun the 148-foot-long turbine blades at the Flat Ridge 1 wind farm at a surprisingly fast clip.
The 100-megawatt wind farm north of Medicine Lodge has spawned a now-under-construction extension, Flat Ridge 2, that is four times bigger. It's a key reason why Kansas is the nation's top destination for wind farm construction this year, with a near doubling of the state's power generating capacity to more than 2,600 megawatts.
But any prospects for a Flat Ridge 3 look pretty dim right now, as... [continue via Web link]