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  •  But what is it compared to other sources? (0+ / 0-)

    We sort of have to see what other energy sources are doing as well. Are they dropping too?

    None are so hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free. The truth has been kept from the depth of their minds by masters who rule them with lies. -Johann von Goethe

    by gjohnsit on Mon Dec 23, 2013 at 08:04:39 PM PST

    •  generally, they are increasing. (3+ / 0-)
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      VL Baker, Blueslide, ferg

      Fossil is slowly trending up.
      Nuclear, well, it's in it's death spiral, so
      i think it's going to externalize all that cost.

      and well, i think the learning curve is still happening on
      renewables.

    •  Wind cost is coming down. eom (2+ / 0-)
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      "My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right." -- Sen Carl Schurz 1872

      by Calamity Jean on Tue Dec 24, 2013 at 03:31:18 PM PST

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    •  solar and wind are expected to drop in price (1+ / 0-)
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      VL Baker

      for 20+ years. sunrise technologies often do this.

      Sunset technologies in energy are cool, oil, nat gas, nuclear, are all trending up on a multi year rolling average, this tends to reduce the effect of recent increases of supply in nat gas production from fracking, that has held price increases down for a few years.

      Wind is currently the cheapest form of new generation not counting grid hook up, LCOE over 30 years, by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. 3.3 to 6.5 cents per KWh.

      Solar is 11 cents.

      Nuclear is 12 cents.

      Coal and nat gas depending on type is 9-12 cents.

      .................expect us......................... 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 Tue Dec 24, 2013 at 06:26:11 PM PST

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