Governors' Wind Energy Coalition en Gov. Brownback Urges Wind-Energy Advocates And Critics To Compromise <p>Gov. Sam Brownback is urging wind-energy advocates and critics of a renewable-energy requirement for Kansas utilities to work on a compromise for the policy's future.</p><p>The governor made remarks Wednesday in an impromptu meeting with Statehouse reporters suggesting that he supported phasing out the renewable energy rule.</p><p>But hours later, spokeswoman Eileen Hawley said the governor was referring to federal tax credits for wind production, not the state's mandate for utilities.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:43:24 +0000 Associated Press 37966 at Brownback Says Wind Tax Credit Should Be Phased Out, But Not Now <p>Governor Sam Brownback is continuing his push for an extension of a wind energy tax credit. It helps make wind power cheaper, and it's set to expire at the end of the year.</p><p>The credit has driven the development of wind power. Brownback says the credit has a big impact on wind energy jobs in Kansas. He would like to see it phased out more slowly over the next three or four years.</p><p>"I don't disagree with those that believe this should be phased out.&nbsp;I think it should be, but I think just to go all of a sudden drop from 30 percent to zero in one year," says Brownback.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 11:53:50 +0000 Stephen Koranda 8485 at Brownback Wants Tax Credits For Wind To Continue <p>Gov. Sam Brownback&nbsp;urged the extension of the wind Production Tax Credit at a news conference Tuesday in Washington, D.C., held by the Governors' Wind Energy Coalition.</p><p>Brownback is part of the bipartisan group of governors that is working to get the tax credit extended during the lame duck session of congress that began Tuesday.</p><p>Speaking to reporters and legislators by phone, Brownback said there was almost 1400 megawatts of wind energy produced in Kansas in 2012, but the uncertainty around the credit was causing the industry to slow.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 19:52:39 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 8454 at Brownback Wants Tax Credits For Wind To Continue