20 Dec '11, 2pm

Increasing Wind Energy in Germany Pricing Out Natural Gas Plants

Increasing Wind Energy in Germany Pricing Out Natural Gas Plants

Renewable energy critics are convinced that Germany is going to see skyrocketing electricity prices due to it dropping both coal and nuclear. Well, anyone who looks at the long-term economics of all these options knows that clean, renewable energy is a winner (don’t be a hater, it’s just how it is). Now, natural gas is the newly adored fossil fuel, due to its relatively cheap prices right now (many claim it’s the cheapest electricity option these days), and it’s less-several environmental costs (compared to coal). But something I’ve been writing for quite awhile now is that wind is cheaper than natural gas in many (perhaps most) locations. Recent news out of Germany confirms that is the case there.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/12/20/increasing-wind-energ...

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