Natural gas, wind & solar are lowest-cost technologies for new electricity generation in much of the U.S., updated study shows

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October 31, 2018

Natural gas, wind and solar are the lowest-cost technologies for new electricity generation for much of the U.S., according to updated research coordinated by UT Austin’s Energy Institute. The updated research, originally released nearly two years ago, includes a series of maps that have been revised to reflect shifting market conditions, a new policy environment, and other factors affecting the cost of electricity generation. The new version displays the data on a county-specific basis and also for Congressional districts across the U.S. Analyses supporting the maps is contained in a white paper titled New U.S. Power Costs: by County, with Environmental Externalities, part of a comprehensive, interdisciplinary study titled the Full Cost of Electricity.