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Pete writes:

The Green Tech Media article predicts that 2.4 gigawatts of wind power capacity will lose its lucrative subsidies every year beginning in 2020. Other sources say as many as 14,000 MW will lose their subsidies by 2023. Germany currently has around 58,000 MW of wind power capacity in operation.

I predict the government will step in and reinstate the subsidies, or provide other financial incentives to keep the wind turbines in service. However, just don't tell me that wind power is competitive. It is only competitive with an uneven playing field that gives renewables an unfair advantage.

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Pete,

Your worries about wind farm economics are unfounded. Wind farms will do just fine without subsidies in Germany and the USA. Wind farms are here to stay - even without subsidies.

Wind gets less subsidies than nuclear, coal or natural gas in the US according to EIA report (see page 2 Overview section)
https://www.eia.gov/analysis/requests/subsidy/pdf/subsidy.pd...

The unsubsidized levelized cost of energy for wind is less than for nuclear, coal or natural gas in the US as I have posted a dozen times with link.

jaagu
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