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KANSAS CLIMATE CHANGE INDEX

Information included in the Kansas Climate Change Index is drawn from public sources such as government websites, news articles and other public databases.

CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY

  • Number of energy efficiency jobs in Kansas: over 16,000
  • Number of energy efficiency businesses in Kansas: nearly 2,000
  • Number of solar jobs in Kansas: 896
  • Number of homes that could be powered by solar production in Kansas: over 4,100
  • Number of solar businesses in Kansas: 49
  • Number of jobs directly supported by wind energy: up to 6,000
  • Number of wind turbines in Kansas: nearly 3,000
  • Number of homes that could be powered by wind generation in Kansas: over 1.8 million
  • Number of Kansans working in clean energy transmission, distribution and storage: over 17,500

EXTREME WEATHER IMPACTS 

  • Number of extreme weather events that caused over $1 billion in economic losses in Kansas from 2007-2016: 33
  • Number of people killed by extreme weather in Kansas in 2018: 4
  • Acres consumed by Wildfire in Kansas in 2018: over 59,000

PUBLIC OPINION RESEARCH

  • Percentage of Kansans that believe climate change was happening in 2018: 65%
  • Percentage of Kansans that believe climate change is caused mostly by human activities in 2018: 53%
  • Percentage of Kansans worried about climate change: 55%
  • Percentage of Kansans that support setting carbon pollution limits on existing coal-fired power plants: 65%