We have highly-skilled engineers and tradesmen in Wichita who can build new turbines, and new economies. The "wind cowboys" (and cowgirls) being trained at our state's technical schools can service and maintain the fields of windmills in western Kansas. The farmers of our state will reap the rewards of land leases that pay for these natural power plants in the short term.
And we are not even close to fulfilling our potential. Kansas has the second-highest wind potential of any state in the country.
We will expand and start new wind energy projects in the state. If we do this right, we will see the development of a renewable energy corridor between Wichita and Salina that will provide jobs for rural Kansas and clean energy for the world. I want Kansas to be known as the not only as the Wheat state--but as the Renewable State.
Not only must we be sure appropriate regulations are in place to prevent environmental damage but we should also provide incentives for companies that are focused on operating in an environmentally safe fashion. We should also consider offering tax incentives for green companies that are both creating new jobs and helping our country by developing new sources of cleaner and cost-effective energy.
[I have appointed] a Cabinet team who will make sure that we take advantage of every opportunity to continue to bring transmission, wind farms and green jobs to Kansas. It is our destiny to provide clean energy to the rest of the country.
|2016 Presidential contenders on Energy & Oil:|
Mayor Rahm Emanuel(IL)
2016 Third Party Candidates:
Mayor Michael Bloomberg(I-NYC)
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