Wind energy has never been more affordable, the Department of Energy’s Berkeley National Laboratory announced recently in releasing its new 2013 Wind Energy Technologies Market Report and a companion slide presentation.
Wind means lower electric bills for millions of Americans across the wind-rich states. That value to consumers is why it’s essential to keep the tax incentives that encourage private investment in building new wind farms — so that more people can benefit from low-priced wind power.
The energy trades are taking notice of the new DOE report: “New Study Finds Price of Wind Energy in U.S. at an All-time Low,” said Civil and Structural Engineer.
“With Wind Energy Prices at All-Time Lows, DOE is Cautiously Optimistic,” former New York Times reporter Jack Cushman wrote in Inside Climate News. And from North American Windpower: “Despite 2013 Challenges, U.S. Wind Power Reaches All-Time Low Price.”