Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Lawmakers are looking to ways to boost growth in alternative energy, without relying on tax subsidies.
During a tour at Healy Biodiesel in Sedgwick Tuesday, Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo said he is working on federal energy policies.
“I have often said that we ought to make sure the tax payers are not trying to figure out the next great energy technology,” Pompeo said.
But James Healy, president, said federal tax credits have been key in the company’s six-year development.
"If we didn't have subsidies, maybe we wouldn't be growing and moving into this new building with this new equipment,” Healy said.
The congressman toured the plant to learn how vegetable oil is converted into bio diesel.