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Don’t Look Now, But Wind Power’s Officially Cheaper Than Coal In The US

Posted by Phoenix Woman on October 5, 2013

It truly is. From an editorial in the October 4, 2013 Virginian-Pilot:

The U.S. Energy Information Administration produces an “Annual Energy Outlook” that attempts to predict costs for power plants that come online in 2018. Cheap natural gas has substantially changed the equation in recent years, because it is the least expensive energy source, by far. Then comes onshore wind (offshore wind is frightfully expensive), hydroelectric, geothermal, and then coal.

If you’re wondering about nuclear power, it actually costs around ten percent more than coal. So much for “too cheap to meter”.

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