The hidden factors that make wind energy cheaper than natural gas in the United States

McCubbin, Donald and Sovacool, Benjamin K (2011) The hidden factors that make wind energy cheaper than natural gas in the United States. Electricity Journal, 24 (9). pp. 84-95. ISSN 1040-6190

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Abstract

Based on an analysis comparing the 580 MW Altamont Pass wind farm in California and the 22 MW Sawtooth wind farm in Idaho with natural gas-fired generation, this article finds that wind energy provides significant and quantifiable human health, wildlife, and climate change benefits not normally considered by energy planners and utility operators. These benefits make wind energy far cheaper than natural gas.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Benjamin Sovacool
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2015 15:46
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2016 15:15
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/58281
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