Solar and Wind Power Can’t Compete With Gas That’s This Cheap

Financial Post | Feb 14, 2020 at 12:01 PM
  • This will almost certainly be a record-breaking year for the advance of solar and wind power across the U.S. The additions that are in progress or planned are significant enough to boost hopes for emissions-free electrical grids within a generation–if natural gas doesn’t get in the way.
  • Gas is such a bargain that it’s being viewed less as a bridge fossil fuel, driving the world away from dirtier coal toward a clean-energy future, and more as a hurdle that could slow the trip down.
  • The flood of inexpensive gas does have a big environmental upside, because it’s putting increased pressure on struggling coal plants that contribute significantly to global warming.