Thursday, September 15, 2016

Renewables Establish Economic Lead

New analysis shows the cost of energy from renewables is already lower on average than from fossil fuels, and will soon be even cheaper.

Clean power sources such as wind and solar are shaking up the energy market. (Image: Credit: Gerry Machen via Flickr) Click to Enlarge.
The cheapest way of generating energy today is to use renewable fuels – and the authors of a new analysis predict that renewables are set to enjoy even more of an advantage within a few years.

The study by the Carbon Tracker Initiative says renewable power generation costs are already lower on average worldwide than those of fossil fuels.

It couples this with a bold claim that clean energy plants will become more cost-competitive by 2020.

The Carbon Tracker authors call for new thinking about what’s happening in the energy markets in the wake of the UN climate talks in Paris last December, which concluded the Paris Agreement on tackling climate change.

They say assuming that demand for energy from fossil fuels will remain high for years ahead could be seriously mistaken.

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