Study: Kansas ranks sixth in nation for creation of green-energy jobs

August 28, 2013 by  
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The wind industry had led to the creation of about 1,000 Kansas jobs since 2012, according to a report from Environmental Entrepreneurs.

The wind industry had led to the creation of about 1,000 Kansas jobs since 2012, according to a report from Environmental Entrepreneurs.









Josh Heck
Reporter- Wichita Business Journal

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The number of clean-energy jobs being created in Kansas continues to increase.

A study by Environmental Entrepreneurs, a nonprofit industry group that promotes alternative energy, finds that 1,000 Kansas jobs in the wind industry have been announced since 2012.

Additionally, the study touts the creation of the Grain Belt Express Clean Line, which is expected to transmit more than 3,500 megawatts of renewable wind energy from Kansas and Missouri east to other states. That project could create 5,500 jobs. In Kansas, the proposed route of the transmission line runs from the southwest part of the state to the northeast.

The Environmental Entrepreneurs study (PDF download) found that at least 58 clean energy and clean transportation projects were announced nationwide in the second quarter of 2013, projects that could create as many as 38,600 jobs.

Josh Heck covers health care, legal services, professional services and education.

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