11 Sep '17, 4pm

Offshore Wind Costs Fall Below New Nuclear Plants in UK

Offshore Wind Costs Fall Below New Nuclear Plants in UK

The cost of generating electricity from offshore wind farms fell sharply in the U.K. to below the price the next nuclear reactors will charge, making the form of clean energy one of the cheapest ways to supply the grid. In a government auction that handed out power-purchase contracts worth 176 million pounds (US$232 million) a year, all of the bids to build offshore wind farms and other renewable technologies were below the 92.50 pounds per MWh price awarded to the controversial Hinkley Point atomic plant due to be complete in the next decade. Winners included the Danish utility Dong Energy A/S, with an offer of 57.50 pounds per MWh for power from its Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm, and EDP Renovaveis SA and Engie SA, which will receive the same for their Moray Fifth East project. Environmental and renewable-energy groups said the 50 percent plunge in the cost of power from ...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2017/09/offs...

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greenpeace.org.uk 11 Sep '17, 6am

This is huge. The price of offshore wind power has just dropped to a record breaking low , coming in cheaper than nuclear ...

Offshore wind power is cheaper than new nuclear power in the UK

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inhabitat.com 12 Sep '17, 11am

Offshore wind power has pulled ahead of nuclear power in the United Kingdom . Energy from offshore wind farms will be less...

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cleantechnica.com 12 Sep '17, 2pm

Unsurprisingly, most of the talk is now focused on Hinkley Point — nuclear energy being always considered the most controv...

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businessgreen.com 11 Sep '17, 6am

Today's results mean offshore wind, onshore wind and solar are now cheaper than new gas and new nuclear projects in the UK...

Offshore wind slashes UK cost reduction goals ... now cheaper than new gas

Offshore wind slashes UK cost reduction goals ....

treehugger.com 12 Sep '17, 11am

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inhabitat.com 12 Sep '17, 7pm

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businessgreen.com 11 Sep '17, 2pm

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windpowermonthly.com 11 Sep '17, 8am

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