Have renewables slayed the fossilised monster?

Blanket claims that renewables are now competitive with fossil fuels often neglect to consider the often very specific circumstances that drive power project costs. These mean that it's not quite time to declare victory just yet.

In yesterday’s article I posed the question if renewables are soon to be, or are already competitive, with conventional fossil fuels then why in the hell do they need a government leg-up?

In reality, I think that when you delve deeper into claims about cost-competitiveness of renewables, you often get some greater context that helps to illustrate that it’s a bit more complicated than the initial headline claim.


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