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Published on March 9th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

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Wind Energy Cost-Competitive with Coal in Some Regions

March 9th, 2011 by  


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Perhaps not in your part of the world, but according to the latest report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, in many parts of the world, onshore wind power is now completely cost-competitive with coal.

Reportedly, in some regions of Brazil, Mexico, Sweden and the United States, wind power has gotten down to $68/MWh. Coal power in those same regions — $67/MWh.

And this isn’t even taking the tremendous health costs of coal into account.

The DOE rolled out a 10-year plan last month aimed at making wind and solar power cost-competitive with coal. Clearly, in some regions, that won’t be a problem.

Read more on our sister site, Planetsave: Wind Energy Now Cost-Competitive with Coal

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is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species) with the power of the word. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor, but he's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as a solar energy, electric car, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.



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