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Renewable energy now cheaper than new fossil fuels in Australia - Unsubsidised renewable energy is now cheaper than electricity from new-build coal- and gas-fired power stations in Australia, according to new analysis from research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
[http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/a-dose-of-reality-for-australian-energy-cost-estimates-94767 In the latest report by the Bureau of Resource and Energy Economics concluded after “consultation” with various industry sectors – the cost of solar technologies has been revised downwards (in some cases by up to 30 per cent), in particular solar thermal with storage, while the costs of clean energy rival technologies such as carbon capture and storage and nuclear have been revised upwards.