New NRDC tool calculates cost of electricity by resource & region

By Michelle Froese The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has launched a new tool that can help utilities, institutions, state, and local policymakers, and the public get better answers about the changing economics of today’s power sector.
With NDRC’s new tool, users can elect a state and compare the cost of building and operating a new power plant for five different technologies: wind, solar, natural gas, nuclear, and coal. Also, explore how a range of projections for future technology costs or fuel prices could impact the competitiveness of each type.
The NRDC tool improves upon existing methods to compare, on an apples-to-apples basis, the cost

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