RenewMO http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri lagging behind neighbors in wind economy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-lagging-behind-neighbors-wind-economy <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-974767.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-974767.mp3</a></p><p>In a 2008 speech Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius referred to her state as the &ldquo;Saudi Arabia of Wind,&rdquo; and that statement came along with plans to produce 10 percent of the state&rsquo;s energy from wind by the end of the year.</p><p>That was also the year Missouri voters overwhelmingly passed <a href="http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Missouri_Proposition_C,_Clean_Energy_Initiative_%282008%29">Proposition C</a>, a referendum designed to expand and grow the use of renewable energy here.&nbsp; But two-and-a-half years later most of the regulations contained in Prop C have yet to go into effect.</p><p> Thu, 23 Jun 2011 21:56:52 +0000 Adam Allington 1494 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri lagging behind neighbors in wind economy