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  •  LCOE new construction nat gas vs coal in US (2+ / 0-)
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    http://www.eia.gov/...

    From 2009, wind is much cheaper is a Berkeley nat lab study from 2011, but yes nat gas is way the hell cheaper. SO if a utility is selling electricity for 18 cents, the utility wants the larger margin, which they can get from nat gas.

    FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

    by Roger Fox on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 06:22:30 PM PST

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    •  And the drop in production of electricity from (3+ / 0-)
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      coal in the U.S. has caused coal prices to drop in Europe, which has led to increases in electricity production from coal in Europe.

      We're all interconnected and utility companies are greedy everywhere.

      "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

      by Lawrence on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 06:29:12 PM PST

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