Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, D-Kan., has outlined legislative components of a comprehensive energy plan for the state.
‘It's time we take the next step toward a clean energy future,’ says Sebelius. ‘That's why we have developed a vision for a comprehensive energy plan, which will include key legislative efforts. Those efforts are based on three principles: create jobs and attract businesses; promote the generation of clean, renewable energy; and lead the way in energy-efficiency efforts in state buildings.’
The plan includes the following legislative components:
– net metering, which will allow Kansans to generate their own electricity and effectively sell extra generation;
– codification of Kansas' existing voluntary renewable portfolio standard;
– a requirement that new or extended state leases for real property and state-owned real property meet energy efficiency standards; and
– a modification of last year's Cessna legislation to attract and expand wind-related manufacturing investment and jobs to the state.
SOURCE: Office of Kathleen Sebelius