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NEW blog: Net-Zero Future at Cost Parity with Coal—In the Heart of Coal Country https://t.co/kaUdbC6ffM

Net-Zero Future at Cost Parity with Coal—In the Heart of Coal Country March 8, 2018 | By David Labrador James Mandel Coreina Chan Platte River Power Authority (PRPA), the generating authority that serves Fort Collins—a community Rocky Mountain Institute has been working with for a long time —and three other Colorado cities recently got the results of a study it commissioned on the relative costs of transitioning to net-zero carbon generation by 2030. The results of the study, by a subsidiary of power-industry giant Siemens, are… electrifying. The study found that, using relatively conservative assumptions for solar and wind costs, and without considering demand-side efforts, PRPA can deliver a net-zero carbon generation portfolio for a cost premium of only 8 percent over the lifetime of the planning horizon (2018–2050). This is significant not only because the estimated (n...

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