Onshore wind is cheapest power source says EU report


Onshore wind is a cheaper source of power than gas, coal and nuclear when ‘external’ factors such as air quality, human toxicity and climate change are considered, a new EU report has found.

According to a study by analysis firm Ecofys commissioned by the EU and released this week, onshore wind’s approximate cost per MWh is around €105, while gas can cost up to €164/MWh and nuclear €133/MWh. Coal comes in as the potentially costliest technology, at €162-€233/MWh. Solar photovoltaics (PV) costs around €125/MWh while offshore wind’s cost comes to €186/MWh. 

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