Local Chambers Voice Support for Renewable Energy

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber are speaking out in support of wind energy. Their statements of support come as the state legislature in Kansas once again considers measures to repeal the state’s renewable energy standards.

Commenting on a recent poll finding that 91 percent of Kansas voters strongly support using renewable energy, Jim Heeter, President and CEO of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, told reporters that “the state’s renewable energy policy has helped foster new business and jobs in Kansas.” And Jason Ball, President and CEO of the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce, said that “policies such as the Renewable Portfolio Standard support companies that currently provide jobs in Kansas, and it keeps Kansas competitive when recruiting new employers and investment to the region.”

According to the poll, voters overwhelmingly believe that renewable energy leads to new investments and jobs in the state.