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Renewable Energy In The EU

March 7, 2016

By Paul Homewood 





I often look at the performance of renewables in the UK. Ed Hoskins has analysed EU performance, which is clearly no better than ours.


There are a couple of interesting graphs below. The full post is here.





  1. March 7, 2016 6:31 pm

    The EIA LCOE numbers are way off with respect to gas, coal, and wind. Detailed analysis posted at Climate Etc last year, title True Cost of Wind. EIA assumes 30 year plant life for all three. CCGT and coal are >40 years. Wind is <25. There is a 'hidden' coal tax of $32/Mw that does not in reality exist. Using EIA 2015 fuel price assumptions, we calculated CCGT at about $55/mwh, coal about $60/mwh, and onshore wind about $120/Mwh. That does not include wind intermitancy grid backup. Based on Texas ERCOT grid with ~10% wind penetration, add another $20/mwh for onshore wind.
    True cost of wind is ~2.5x CCGT. Obama administration EIA simply 'lied' about it.

  2. Jack Broughton permalink
    March 7, 2016 7:51 pm

    Every cost above the basic cost as detailed above, is a penalty on the UK competitiveness.
    Surely even our low-tech politicians can understand that massive penalties will destroy the UK industrial base……. maybe I am over-optimistic.

  3. March 7, 2016 10:52 pm

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    Good reference for anyone who needs a graphical representation of the meaning of “fuel poverty”…

  4. March 8, 2016 12:02 pm

    Reblogged this on Petrossa's Blog.

  5. April 5, 2016 1:22 am

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

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