The "Air Pollution Management" Newsletter

June 2008
No. 362

Coal is Less than Half the Cost of Alternatives

This subject is covered from the negative aspect above under “Renewable Energy Costs Fall to Less than 200 Percent of Coal.” Coal plant costs are rising. There has been a 50 percent increase in the installed cost of coal-fired generation since 2006. Coal prices have also risen, so the levelized costs have risen. But the prices of alternatives have risen at least proportionally, so the odds are better than five to one coal will remain less than half the cost of alternatives.

Rate payers will not support doubling electricity costs to reduce greenhouse gases.

This is covered above from the negative aspect under “Economics are Ignored.”


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