Price and credibility

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Wind energy is generally perceived as a high cost technology with no more than a marginal role in future electricity supply. Destruction of this myth has long been a campaign platform of the wind lobby. In recent times, however, there has been brewing unease over the relative difference in wind prices from market to market, particularly between the competitive market of Britain and the subsidised market of Germany, where wind is sold at double the UK price. Wind's credibility in the price arena could be at stake. We take a good hard look at the bottom line -- what it actually costs to produce a kilowatt hour from the wind in both countries.

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