Kansas moves closer to restricting wind farm lights at night

A photo shows wind turbines silhouetted against the sunset.


The idea of putting restrictions on the night-time red lights flashing on wind farm towers is gaining ground in Kansas where such a bill won early support.

At the same time, wind farm operator NextEra Energy agreed to employ radar-activated lights that remain off unless an aircraft approaches. The agreement involved wind farm operations in two northern counties in the state.

According to a report by KCUR Public Radio, the Kansas Senate gave nearly unanimous support to such a light-curbing bill which now awaits a decision in the State House.

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