12 Dec '16, 1pm

Where Are Residential Solar and Nuclear Cheaper Than Natural Gas?

It is no secret that natural gas and wind power are the cheapest sources for electricity generation in much of the U.S. But when accounting for local rules and availability, the picture of the lowest cost for new power generation in the U.S. becomes more nuanced, according to a new interdisciplinary study by the University of Texas at Austin . The study began with the levelized cost of energy for each source, but then added in public health impacts and carbon emissions to calculate the "full cost of electricity." The study also accounted for costs and availability of each technology at the county level. It brought together researchers from UT’s Energy Institute, business school, mechanical and chemical engineering departments, school of public affairs and department of energy economics. The high level results are not surprising. Without externalities, natural gas is the ch...

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