31 Dec '11, 1pm

Switching to Renewables No More Expensive than Upgrading Fossil Power, Says UK Government’s Climate Change Scien...

Prof MacKay, who’s the chief scientific adviser to the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change, made the calculation using a nifty open-source analysis package he created called the 2050 Pathways Calculator . He estimates that the cost of converting the UK’s energy infrastructure to low-carbon sources by 2050 would be around £5000 per person per year. A more ‘business as usual’ approach, based on upgrading existing fossil fuel power stations and importing large amounts of gas and heating oil, would cost around £4600.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/12/31/switching-to-renewabl...

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