Originally posted by twhitehead
What does coal power cost?
I thought it would be on this site:
but I couldn't find it.
I did a google search for this but couldn't find the relevant info anywhere.
I know this is a doggy unreliable extrapolation to make from this but I note that, back in 2013 i.e. just 2 years ago, in Germany (not the US ), the levelized cost of coal power was very roughly in the same range as onshore wind power:
Since then, I have heard that wind power has become 'significantly' (or words to that effect ) more cost effective although I have no specific figures to indicate by about how much. But, assuming the levelized cost of coal has remained the same, I would make a guess from that limited info that onshore wind is now marginally more cost effective than coal in most parts of the world.