The past decade has seen a huge transformation in our electrical grid, in part due to concerns about our Climate Crisis, but also because of shifting economics. This shift has been most evident over the past decade with the decline of coal and the rise of renewable energy.
Cost To Our Planet
Coal is the dirtiest form of electrical generation throughout it’s life cycle. It takes a lot of energy and water to mine coal and the human costs, collapsed mines, black lung disease (which kills one of ten long term mineworkers) along with CO2 emissions heating up our planet are just some of the reasons we need to stop burning coal.
Renewables Are Cheaper
In 2020, renewable energy reached an important milestone when it became the least expensive form of new electrical generation in history. Now, in 2022, in part because of the financial implications of the Inflation Reduction Act, renewable energy reached another milestone. It is now cheaper to replace existing coal plants with wind and/or solar photovoltaics than it is to keep burning coal. One finding was that for 199 of the 210 plants studied, the researchers found that local solar replacement is more economic than keeping the coal plant open.
What Are YOU Waiting For? Beat Inflation With Solar
If it’s cheaper for utilities to generate electricity using renewable energy like wind and solar, it’s also true for you, plus, you don’t have to build an incinerator in your backyard. Just add some solar panels to your roof or if you own some acreage, install a ground mounted solar PV system. By doing so, you’ll take control over rising utility rate fees by owning your electricity instead of renting it.
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