20 Dec '11, 3pm

5 States with Most Solar & Wind Energy Had Smallest increase in Electricity Prices 2005-2010

5 States with Most Solar & Wind Energy Had Smallest increase in Electricity Prices 2005-2010

ClearSky Advisors has conducted a significant amount of research into the costs and benefits of renewable generation and our analysis has consistently shown that renewables are an attractive alternative to traditional forms of power generation. Unfortunately, this analysis typically requires dozens of spreadsheets and produces complex findings that are challenging to communicate to those outside the industry. The purpose of this article is to offer a simple, high-level analysis — based on solid data provided by the U.S. Energy Information Administration — that can help put the cost impacts of renewables in perspective. Specifically, it looks at retail electricity price increases across the U.S. and asks how states that have incorporated a high volume of wind and solar PV compare with those that have not. Increasing Costs of Electricity Between 2005-2010, 49 out of 50 U.S. ...

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