Navigating Energy Transition: A Comprehensive Look at Clay County’s Diverse Energy Landscape

By Jayson Henderson

Energy usage in the early 21st Century is becoming a critical issue throughout Kansas as well as the entire United States. According to the Clay County Kansas Comprehensive plan, Clay County’s dependency on non-renewable energy sources has increased significantly over the past 100 years.

Based on to survey results in the Clay County Comprehensive plan and the reduction in cost of wind and solar demands for renewable and fossil fuels being where they are, Clay County will likely continue to see a solid mixture of both fossil fuels extraction and increased renewable energy production. The plan states that “the answer is truly not rocket science but until the market begins to make a major push one way or another, Clay County is in a good place and prepared to move in either direction.”

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