Heartland Science Director to Testify in State House Today on Renewable Energy

March 13, 2012

MARCH 13, 2012 – Jay Lehr, Ph.D., science director of the Chicago-based Heartland Institute, will testify this morning before the Kansas House Energy and Utilities Committee on renewable energy. Following Dr. Lehr on the panel will be Michael Groggin, transmission director of the American Wind Energy Association.

The hearing has been called in relation to House Bill 2446, which would make any increases in the state’s renewable energy mandate conditional on the commencement of construction of the Sunflower coal power plant expansion by January 1, 2016. Approval for the Sunflower expansion was passed in 2009 as part of House Bill 2639, which also created the state’s renewable energy mandate.

WHO: Jay Lehr, Ph.D., science director, The Heartland Institute

WHAT: Hearing before the Kansas House Energy and Utilities Committee

WHEN: Tuesday, March 13, 9 a.m.

WHERE: Room 785, Docking State Office Building, Topeka, Kansas

For more information and comments, or to book Dr. Lehr on your program, please contact Tammy Nash at tnash@heartland.org and 312/377-4000. After regular business hours, contact Jim Lakely at jlakely@heartland.org and 312/731-9364.

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The Heartland Institute is a 28-year-old national nonprofit organization with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Washington, DC. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. For more information, visit our Web site or call 312/377-4000.