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Gov. Brownback touts gains in wind energy

February 16, 2012

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— Gov. Sam Brownback and several wind energy officials are touting efforts in Kansas to develop the power source and asking that a federal tax credit for the industry not be allowed to expire.

At a news conference Wednesday, the Republican governor said Kansas is among the national leaders in wind energy production, with several new wind farms scheduled for completion this year.

But there’s concern that Congress won’t extend a tax credit that makes it worthwhile for wind developers to invest in new turbines. One industry official said Wednesday that without the tax credit, construction of wind equipment at a plant in Hutchinson could end next year.

Brownback said that while the tax credit shouldn’t be permanent, it’s important to provide support as the renewable markets grow.

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pavlovs_dog 2 years, 2 months ago

Alternate headline: He Blows Alot!

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autie 2 years, 2 months ago

This here is just another brownie shows himself to be a johnny come lately. If he is touting the benefit of wind power why did he short stop the Cowley county project? He didn't make any friends down there with that one. I think the operative word here may be pandering.

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its_just_math 2 years, 2 months ago

As long as Sam is deeply offending the 99%'ers, I can rest assured he is dead-on the mark to bringing Kansas to order.

Unfortunately, many "journalists" in the larger urban centers have their platform and will continue to beat the "Brownback is bad" drum. Wichita-Topeka-KC-Lawrence etc all have theirs.

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FalseHopeNoChange 2 years, 2 months ago

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Getaroom 2 years, 2 months ago

And the great Brownback of Kochdom hath begun his Heavenly blessed crusades to wipe clean the surface of the earth and bid "Heaven on Earth", that it be made now and the wind to move the blades of the great turbine at his command and to call it "wind energy" and that it might be made his own image. Oh, I thought it was the dirty LIBERALS who came up with wind energy in order to force everyone to smoke pot, eat grainola, and wear bell bottom pants, only to find out it is he who hath enlightened the masses. But with a caution that these taxes are as impermanent as the clay from which our feet are made.
Let this lesson be taught once again oh ego bound wayfarers:

According to the biblical account, a (whites only)united humanity of the generations following the Great Flood and The 2nd Great Depression, speaking a single language(English Only) and migrating from the Southwest and middle east, came to the land of Kochnar, where they resolved to build a city with a tower "with its top in the heavens...lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the Earth." God came down to see what they did and said: "They are one people and have one language"(English Only) and nothing will be withholden from them(the 1%) which they purpose to do." So God said, "Come, let us(the many Gods) go down and confound their speech and politics." (Voter ID's and Super PACS). And so God scattered them upon the face of the Earth, and confused their languages, and they left off building the city, which was called Babel "because God there confounded the language of all the Earth."(Genesis 11:5-8).
And The Gods rested, or did they? And out of the many languages, Creationism hath commanded that "once again let there be only one language on the Earth and that it be English(along with guns)" The giant headed Newtrich said English is the ONE and ONLY - it must be so.

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Richard Heckler 2 years, 2 months ago

Nothing that Brownback had anything to do with. These tax credits are likely going to big oil billionaires like T. Boone Pickens and the Koch boys. Otherwise Gov Sam Brownback would seek to cut them off.

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