House rejects Senate plan for Kansas energy

By NewsOK

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas House members have rejected a Senate plan to end the state's renewable energy standards despite concerns that the policies are leading to higher utility rates for businesses and residents.

The chamber voted 77-42 on Wednesday to reject an attempt to place the bill in a conference committee, where House and Senate members could negotiate a compromise.

The standards require utility companies to provide 20 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

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