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Sebelius retools Kansas Energy Council

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius Tuesday reorganized the state's energy council, adding three agencies to begin tackling consumption and alternative fuels issues.

The Kansas Department of Transportation, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Development Finance Authority have all been added to the Kansas Energy Council.

In addition, the Kansas Water Office and Kansas Wildlife and Parks are no longer part of KEC.

Sebelius also added six legislators to the council, to be chosen by the leadership of both parties in the House and Senate.

"Energy is one of the defining issues of our time," Sebelius says. "We've got to reduce our consumption, while at the same time finding new sources of energy, particularly renewable sources, here in Kansas."

Sebelius says the council will target emerging opportunities in biofuels and wind power, both with the potential to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and create jobs in rural Kansas.

The Kansas Department of Transportation, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Development Finance Authority have all been added to the Kansas Energy Council.

In addition, the Kansas Water Office and Kansas Wildlife and Parks are no longer part of KEC.

Sebelius also added six legislators to the council, to be chosen by the leadership of both parties in the House and Senate.

"Energy is one of the defining issues of our time," Sebelius says. "We've got to reduce our consumption, while at the same time finding new sources of energy, particularly renewable sources, here in Kansas."

Sebelius says the council will target emerging opportunities in biofuels and wind power, both with the potential to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and create jobs in rural Kansas.


Source: http://wichita.bizjournals....

JUN 13 2006
http://www.windaction.org/posts/3047-sebelius-retools-kansas-energy-council
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