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Jan. 28, 2022Topeka, Kan. |  By: AP

Green energy firms face new push in Kansas to restrict them

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Green energy companies and environmentalists are fighting renewed efforts in the Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature to impose stricter limits on wind turbines and solar farms.

It's happening in a state where renewable resources account for nearly half the state's capacity for generating electricity.

The state Senate Utilities Committee and another panel had hearings on bills backed by Utilities Committee Chair Mike Thompson and some property owners upset with wind turbines going up near their homes.

Thompson is a conservative Shawnee Republican who is skeptical of renewable energy.