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Wind power is cheapest energy, EU analysis finds

Onshore wind is cheaper than coal, gas or nuclear energy when the costs of ‘external’ factors like air quality, human toxicity and climate change are taken into account, according to an EU analysis. The report says that for every megawatt hour

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The social cost of carbon: implications for modernizing our electricity system

In the article, the authors calculate the environmental cost ($ cents/kWh) of CO2 emissions deriving from the use of fossil fuels. This value is then added to the generation costs. The value obtained is used to compare the “social cost” (cost of generation plus environmental costs) between new

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Rich countries subsidising oil, gas and coal companies by $88bn a year

Rich countries are subsidising oil, gas and coal companies by about $88bn (£55.4bn) a year to explore for new reserves, despite evidence that most fossil fuels must be left in the ground if the world is to avoid dangerous climate

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Subsidy cuts show that renewable energy is coming of age

A number of governments in Europe are introducing measures limiting financial support for renewable energy. These moves should not be viewed as a backlash against renewables, argues Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA). On

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Report: subsidies and costs of EU energy

This report presents the results of a Ecofys study commissioned by DG Energy to quantify public interventions in energy markets in all 28 Member States. It considers all energy use excluding transport. The report suggests one of the reasons Governments

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