New plates in Kansas will emphasize renewable energy

By KNSS Radio

Kansas will begin issuing new personalized license plates Wednesday that emphasize the state's growth in using renewable energy. 

The plates will feature wind turbines profiled against a sunrise. Kansas Department of Revenue Secretary Mark Burghart says Kansas has become a leader in alternative energy. A report last year said Kansas was the nation's top producer of wind energy, with more than 36% of total electricity coming from wind power. 

Residents can order the “Powering the Future” plates through their county treasurer’s office for $45.50, plus normal registration fees and taxes.