A Kansas Senate committee is considering a proposal to change or delay renewable energy requirements for the state's major utility companies amid complaints about higher energy costs.

A law passed in 2009 requires utilities to generate 15 percent of their energy through a renewable source by 2016 and 20 percent by 2020.

The Senate Standing Committee for Utilities is considering delaying the 15 percent requirement to 2018 and the 20 percent requirement to 2024. It also would allow utilities to delay the requirements if they show "good cause," which would include increased costs to the customers, The Lawrence Journal-World reported.

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