Source: University of Texas Energy Institute


A new interdisciplinary study from researchers at the University of Texas at Austin that documents electricity costs for every county in the nation shows that wind and gas are the lowest-cost technology options for new generation across much of the country when all factors – cost, public health impacts and environmental effects – are considered. Perhaps the most surprising finding of the research, though, is that coal is not the cheapest source of electricity in a single county nationwide. The study, published in a series of white papers, was completed by an interdisciplinary team that synthesized expert analyses from faculty members and other researchers in engineering, economics, law and public policy.

– via the University of Texas Energy Institute


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