‘Coal is on the way out’: study finds fossil fuel now pricier than solar or wind

One more of those nonsensical studies. Wind and solar is cheaper than coal. Really? Let me take one single shot at this. What does wind or sun generated power do when wind or sun fail? They fail. There is no power when there is no wind and/or sunshine. Folks, its back to stone age when we depended on the rising and setting of the sun for our activity levels. Just kiss modern life goodbye. In part, that’s almost a sympathetic thought as it would give many of us more time with our kids and other significant others. But let’s compare coal to that – what will happen to coal generated power when wind and sun are down. Nothing. Exactly. You just don’t give a damn about the weather for your lifestyle. Tell me again that wind and solar are cheaper with a straight face. Its not the same thing. Folks – lets be clear about this. You want 100% renewables – life is not going to be as cozy as you are used to anymore. Or it’s going to cost you an arm and a leg.

Around three-quarters of US coal production is now more expensive than solar and wind energy in providing electricity to American households, according to a new study.

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