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Economics to Keep Wind and Solar Energy Thriving With Trump

Bloomberg:

November 22, 2016

  • Utilities plan to continue building wind, solar farms
  • Clean power is now cheaper than coal or gas in some state

On the plains of West Texas, new wind farms can be built for just $22 a megawatt-hour. In theĀ Arizona and Nevada deserts, solar projects are less than $40 a megawatt-hour. Compare those figures with the U.S. average lifetime cost of $52 for natural gas plants and about $65 for coal.

 

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