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Energy Standards In Kansas


The Kansas Senate voted to repeal a state mandate that required utility companies to get 20 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2020. However, the House refused to repeal House Bill 2014 less than 24 hours later.

On today's Central Standard, host Gina Kaufmann discusses the politics of wind energy and the environmental impact it has in Kansas.


  • Andy Marso, reporter for Topeka Capital-Journal
  • Nate Brunsell, meteorologist in the department of geography at the University of Kansas
  • Scott Brown, farmer, real estate broker and auctioneer in Mullinville, Kan.


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Gina Kaufmann is the host of KCUR’s Central Standard, a talkshow fueled by curiosity and critical thinking. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.
Matthew Long-Middleton has been a talk-show producer, community producer and now is the Media Training Manager with America Amplified. You can reach him at, or on Twitter.