Kansas is blessed with some of the best wind and solar resources in the country and in 2015, generated 23% of its electricity from renewable sources. At the 2016 REFF-Wall Street conference, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback formally announced his goal for Kansas to generate half of its electricity from renewable sources as soon as 2018.
This paper analyzes the potential economic impacts of Kansas generating 50% of its electricity from renewable sources. US PREF's analysis, presented to the governor, found that achieving 50% renewable generation requires the addition 2,650 megawatts and would attract over $5.2 billion in investment and economic activity to Kansas.
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