Sep 11, 2017

Offshore wind power cheaper than new nuclear

Power from offshore wind in the UK will be cheaper than electricity from new nuclear plants for the first time. Onshore wind power and solar energy are already both cost-competitive with gas in some places in the UK. And the price of energy from offshore wind has now halved in less than five years. This adds to the cost advantage offshore wind has now established over new nuclear. The nuclear industry said that because wind power is intermittent, nuclear energy would still be needed. EDF added that energy from new nuclear plants would become cheaper as the market matures, as has happened with offshore wind.

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