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posted by catman in Local

In Australia, Wind Power Is Already Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels, And Solar Is Right Behind

February 10, 2013

"According to the latest research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, electricity from wind power can now be supplied more cheaply in Australia than power from either coal or natural gas — and solar and other forms of renewable energy aren’t far behind.

Older coal-fired power plants from the 70s and 80s still compete at lower prices than renewables — but only because their construction costs have depreciated. For the deployment of any new power generation in Australia, renewables now appear to be the way to go."

Now if we could get the folks at Georgia Power and the Southern Company to lose the fossil fuel and begin to get into THIS century, AND FAST!

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/02/10/1566881/in-australia-wind-po...

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