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Is Solar Really “Cost-Competitive” with Fossil Fuels?

by Michael Levi Tuesday, January 7, 2014
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A finding last week by a Minnesota judge that a proposed solar project is a better way to meet the state’s electricity demand than several competing natural gas facilities has been making news. The decision has been reported as a “landmark” declaration that solar is “cost-competitive” with fossil fuels. Read more »