BNEF: Unsubsidized wind now competitive with gas in Minnesota

first_imgBNEF: Unsubsidized wind now competitive with gas in Minnesota FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Minneapolis Star-Tribune:The cost of deploying wind and solar energy continued to decline significantly in Minnesota last year, and wind — even without federal tax subsidies — may be the state’s cheapest source of new electricity.Those conclusions were included in a report released Monday by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, which annually surveys the U.S. power generation sector for the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, an industry-led group.The cost of new wind and solar power facilities in Minnesota fell by 16 percent and 23 percent respectively in 2018 over the previous year, the report found.The “levelized cost” of new, unsubsidized wind energy came in at $38 per megawatt hour (MWh), which takes into account the cost to build a power plant and its total power output, according to the Bloomberg analysis. Bloomberg didn’t have a state-by-state breakout of the levelized cost of natural gas. But wind in Minnesota is particularly cheap.“Minnesota has access to some of the best wind resources in the U.S.,” the Bloomberg report said. “As a result … new wind build in the state is likely already at parity with new combined-cycle natural gas plants even without incentives.”More: Cost of adding new wind, solar energy continues to fall in Minnesota, report sayslast_img read more

Brazilian clubs battle for Mikel

first_imgRelatedPosts Stoke City manager salutes Mikel Global COVID-19 cases surpass 27m – Johns Hopkins Everton sign Brazil midfielder from Napoli Former Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, may seal a transfer deal with a South American side as another Brazilian club, Porto Alegre, have indicated interest in the combative midfielder. Porto Alegre, also known as Porto Alegre Futebol Clube, according to media reports, would slug it out with Botafogo for the signature of the former Chelsea star. Mikel terminated his contract with the Turkish club Trabzonspor in March amid the advance of the coronavirus pandemic. Porto Alegre, owned by former footballer and Ronaldinho’s brother, Roberto Assis, have to dislodge Botafogo with an improved offer. Botafogo offered Mikel a contract worth $2 million plus (N766 million) per 18 months. Check revealed that Porto Alegre, founded on June 10, 2003, has only Brazil nationality in their current squad. The club, founded as Lami Futebol Clube, won its first title same year of its formation.Tags: BrazilBrazillian ClubsJohn Obi Mikellast_img read more