6 charts that show renewable energy is getting cheaper

It’s been getting closer for a while but here’s evidence of actual arrival, that renewable energy is actually being cheaper than fossil fuels…

We are reaching an age that many skeptics dismissed as an energy fantasy. But the reality is in the data, mostly all renewable sources are getting cheaper, more competitive without subsides, and becoming the most viable option for our energy future. 

This article was originally posted at Grist.org. It can be found here.

Things are changing very quickly in the world of renewable energy. The conventional wisdom — that renewables are expensive, that they depend on subsidies, that it’s too costly to integrate them into the grid — is rapidly being rendered anachronistic, though no one seems to have told U.S. policymakers and pundits.

oil and renewables economic analysis

So let’s check in on the real cost of renewables. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), an intergovernmental research organization, recently released its latest report, “Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2014,” and it’s chock full of current info.

The news is mostly…

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