State of Kansas Archives: on Energy & Oil


Barbara Bollier: Opposed repealing state renewable energy standard

Q: Address as a top priority by taxing or limiting output of greenhouse gases?

Barbara Bollier: Yes. Supports "a comprehensive plan to reduce carbon emissions." Opposed efforts to repeal state renewable energy standard. Would harness state's wind energy potential.

Roger Marshall: No. Voted for a resolution opposing a carbon tax. "Innovating our way to solutions has been a trademark of the American spirit since our country's inception."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Kansas Senate race Oct 10, 2020

Roger Marshall: Voted for a resolution opposing a carbon tax

Q: Address as a top priority by taxing or limiting output of greenhouse gases?

Roger Marshall: No. Voted for a resolution opposing a carbon tax. "Innovating our way to solutions has been a trademark of the American spirit since our country's inception."

Barbara Bollier: Yes. Supports "a comprehensive plan to reduce carbon emissions." Opposed efforts to repeal state renewable energy standard. Would harness state's wind energy potential.

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Kansas Senate race Oct 10, 2020

Barbara Bollier: Invest in green energy opportunities to create jobs

Climate change and extreme weather are some of the most significant challenges facing all Kansans. The window for addressing this crisis is quickly closing. The more we delay, the more our way of life will be permanently changed. Barbara will:
Source: 2020 Kansas Senate campaign website BollierForKansas.com May 28, 2020

Laura Kelly: For alternative energy that benefits the state, like wind

[WFK]: Would you support or oppose policies at the federal level to encourage the growth of alternative energy systems in the United States, in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and their effect on climate?

[Kelly]: I would support policies at the federal level that benefit Kansas to encourage the growth of alternative energy systems. I have supported efforts in Kansas to expand the wind energy industry.

Source: WomenForKansas.org interview: 2018 Kansas governor race Jul 12, 2018

Sam Brownback: I dream of Kansas exporting wind power across America

I dream of a future Kansas exporting wind electricity across America. A Kansas known as the Renewable State. It could well be that in the future, those who have the wind resource will flourish like those who now have oil. We are growing as an energy state.
Source: 2018 Kansas State of the State address Jan 9, 2018

Patrick Wiesner: Build Keystone pipeline without environmental mistakes

I support the Keystone pipeline and want it built in a way that doesn't repeat our past environmental mistakes. Energy security, jobs, and environmental stewardship are the benefits.
Source: Topeka Capital-Journal voter guide: 2016 Kansas Senate race Oct 1, 2016

Patrick Wiesner: Remove tax credits for wind energy & agri-biodiesel fuels

[The IRS and Congress need] to remove government subsidies out of the tax code. Washington incumbents and lobbyists prefer tax subsidies because these costs don't show up as expenditures in appropriations bills. Stopping this accounting gimmick will end the politicians' avoidance of accountability for these special interest favors. Q Further subsidies, such as tax credits for wind energy, railroad track maintenance, and agri-biodiesel fuels credit, as now written, are beyond the necessary expertise of both Congress and the Treasury to determine compliance. The better policy is when a business or industry wants a federal subsidy, the House and Senate must publically approve by vote of an appropriation.
Source: 2016 Kansas Senate website, WiesnerForSenate Apr 1, 2016

Patrick Wiesner: End tax credits for wind energy & biofuel--they're gimmicks

[We should] remove government subsidies out of the tax code. Washington incumbents and lobbyists prefer tax subsidies because these costs don't show up as expenditures in appropriations bills. Stopping this accounting gimmick will end the politicians' avoidance of accountability for these special interest favors. Further subsidies, such as tax credits for wind energy, railroad track maintenance, and agri-biodiesel fuels credit, as now written, are beyond the necessary expertise of both Congress and the Treasury to determine compliance. The better policy is when a business or industry wants a federal subsidy, the House and Senate must publically approve by vote of an appropriation.
Source: 2016 Kansas Senate campaign website WiesnerForSenate.com Mar 1, 2016

Randall Batson: Strongly opposes prioritizing green energy

Q: Do you support or oppose prioritizing green energy?

A: Strongly Oppose.

Source: Email interview on Kansas 2014 Senate race with OnTheIssues Sep 19, 2014

Patrick Wiesner: Support the Keystone Pipeline, with environmental safeguards

The federal government is the only body big enough to provide a modern transportation infrastructure, set energy policy, and oversee environmental protection. We can immediately start work on roads, bridges, and airports with new revenue generated from fuel taxes and user fees. I support the Keystone pipeline and want it built in a way that doesn't repeat our past environmental mistakes. Energy security, jobs, and environmental stewardship are the benefits.
Source: Emporia Gazette on 2016 Kansas Senate race Aug 2, 2014

Milton Wolf: No subsidies for wind and solar

Question topic: Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

Wolf: Strongly Disagree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Kansas Senate race Jul 2, 2014

Chad Taylor: "Wind cowboys" maintain fields of windmills in west Kansas

Energy is the 800-pound gorilla in the room. Without an intelligent domestic energy infrastructure, our country is set up for failure. As Kansans, we need to invest in a patchwork solution and abandon the notion that one energy source will meet our demands indefinitely. It is critical to consider every option before us in determining how to responsibly generate power and prosperity, and incorporate the potential of our economy.

We have highly-skilled engineers and tradesmen in Wichita who can build new turbines, and new economies. The "wind cowboys" (and cowgirls) being trained at our state's technical schools can service and maintain the fields of windmills in western Kansas. The farmers of our state will reap the rewards of land leases that pay for these natural power plants in the short term.

And we are not even close to fulfilling our potential. Kansas has the second-highest wind potential of any state in the country.

Source: 2014 Kansas Senate campaign website, TaylorForUSSenate.com Jun 17, 2014

Sam Brownback: New wind energy projects; make KS the Renewable State

We will build the expansion of the Holcomb power plant. Affordable energy and electricity exports will help underpin Kansas' 21st Century economy.

We will expand and start new wind energy projects in the state. If we do this right, we will see the development of a renewable energy corridor between Wichita and Salina that will provide jobs for rural Kansas and clean energy for the world. I want Kansas to be known as the not only as the Wheat state--but as the Renewable State.

Source: 2011 Kansas State of the State Address Jan 12, 2011

Mark Parkinson: Bring wind farms and green jobs to Kansas

I want to propose that we continue to move forward with energy policy in Kansas. 2008 was about building wind farms in Kansas, 2009 was about bringing wind manufacturing jobs and transmission to Kansas. Let's make 2010 about making Kansas a national leader.

[I have appointed] a Cabinet team who will make sure that we take advantage of every opportunity to continue to bring transmission, wind farms and green jobs to Kansas. It is our destiny to provide clean energy to the rest of the country.

Source: 2010 Kansas State of the State Address Jan 11, 2010

Kris Kobach: Develop traditional energy resources, plus ANWR

Source: 2004 Kansas Congressional National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2004

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