Solar & Wind = 53% Of New US Electricity Capacity In 2014

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Solar & Wind = 53% Of New US Electricity Capacity In 2014


Originally published on the ECOreport.
It has been 37 years since Dr Allan Hoffman gave President Jimmy Carter the plan that could have started America’s renewable revolution. The idea was shelved after Reagan was elected. Hoffman waited, as administration after administration ignored the potential, until Barack Obama was elected. The retired senior Department of Energy executive views the growth of US renewables during 2014 as a vindication of what he and his colleagues saw decades ago. Solar & wind = 53% of new US electricity capacity in 2014.

CleanTechnica estimates that 54.9% of the installations made in December came from these two sectors and 53.3% of the installations for the year as a whole.




Pretty good for energy sources that supposedly can't work at all. lol
 

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Now if the next President can present a plan for a distributed grid to be built to specifically reach the areas of high wind, solar, and geothermal potential, we can go completely renewable in a generation and a half.
 

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/24/b...-win-on-price-vs-conventional-fuels.html?_r=2

According to a study by the investment banking firm Lazard, the cost of utility-scale solar energy is as low as 5.6 cents a kilowatt-hour, and wind is as low as 1.4 cents. In comparison, natural gas comes at 6.1 cents a kilowatt-hour on the low end and coal at 6.6 cents. Without subsidies, the firm’s analysis shows, solar costs about 7.2 cents a kilowatt-hour at the low end, with wind at 3.7 cents.

In a decade, both wind and solar will be far less costly than coal and natural gas, and the grid scale batteries will make both sources 24/7. Market economics.
 

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/24/b...-win-on-price-vs-conventional-fuels.html?_r=2

According to a study by the investment banking firm Lazard, the cost of utility-scale solar energy is as low as 5.6 cents a kilowatt-hour, and wind is as low as 1.4 cents. In comparison, natural gas comes at 6.1 cents a kilowatt-hour on the low end and coal at 6.6 cents. Without subsidies, the firm’s analysis shows, solar costs about 7.2 cents a kilowatt-hour at the low end, with wind at 3.7 cents.

In a decade, both wind and solar will be far less costly than coal and natural gas, and the grid scale batteries will make both sources 24/7. Market economics.
Government handouts have a way of making everything cost-effective.
 

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/24/b...-win-on-price-vs-conventional-fuels.html?_r=2

According to a study by the investment banking firm Lazard, the cost of utility-scale solar energy is as low as 5.6 cents a kilowatt-hour, and wind is as low as 1.4 cents. In comparison, natural gas comes at 6.1 cents a kilowatt-hour on the low end and coal at 6.6 cents. Without subsidies, the firm’s analysis shows, solar costs about 7.2 cents a kilowatt-hour at the low end, with wind at 3.7 cents.

In a decade, both wind and solar will be far less costly than coal and natural gas, and the grid scale batteries will make both sources 24/7. Market economics.
Government handouts have a way of making everything cost-effective.

true

the other day i helped couple of older immigrants look into getting an obamacare plan

each qualified for a plan that costs the tax payer 388 a month

but will cost them zero monthly premium

the deductibles very high and co pays not that great

still too expensive for them

sad the way the hope and change was presented

cruel really
 

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