Committee On Climate Change Admit Wind Power Is Dearer Than CCGT

Posted: July 11, 2016 by tallbloke in solar system dynamics

Some real world numbers from the CCC on Gas Vs Low Carbon energy costs.


By Paul Homewood

You may remember claims a few weeks ago from Renewable UK, the lobby group for renewable energy, that onshore wind isnow the cheapest form of new generation in Britain.

As I showed in this post at the time, the claims were simply bunkum. The cost of onshore wind in reality is currently around twice the price of CCGT.

It seems that John Gummer’s Committee on Climate Change agrees with me!

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  1. catweazle666 says:

    This excerpt from the ‘Climate Scepticism’ blog may be worth thinking about.

    So what are Theresa May’s views on climate change, climate policy and the environment?

    The Independent declares that “she is not a green” and quotes her as saying in her speech today that
    “I want to see an energy policy that emphasises the reliability of supply and lower costs for users.”

    Her voting record can be seen at the TheyWorkForYou website, which reports that she:

    Generally voted against measures to prevent climate change
    Generally voted for lower taxes on fuel for motor vehicles
    Has never voted on financial incentives for low carbon emission electricity generation methods
    Generally voted against greater regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract shale gas
    Looking in detail at her voting on climate policy reveals that in the last year she has

    Voted against setting a decarbonisation target for the UK
    Voted against requiring a strategy for carbon capture and storage
    Voted to apply the Climate Change Levy tax to electricity generated from renewables
    All this must be worrying news for climate policy advocates.

  2. Stephen Richards says:

    Note they said NEW. Gas generation is not new. You have to watch these crooks very carefully

  3. Stephen Richards says:


    We all knew May would be a disaster.

  4. oldbrew says:

    High grid connection costs and intermittency bump up the effective costs of wind power as opposed to fuel burning generation plants.