1. NextEra: Solar and Wind Plus Batteries will be “Massively Disruptive” to Conventional Generation

    NextEra: Solar and Wind Plus Batteries will be “Massively Disruptive” to Conventional Generation

    Only one day after the Energy Information Administration projected that coal’s decline will slow, gas will dominate the future energy mix and that wind will peter out after the PTC ends, one of the nation’s largest and arguably its most successful power companies has a very different forecast for the future. In NextEra Energy’s fourth quarter results call, CEO Jim Robo dropped another bombshell, with his statement that solar and wind plus storage will be cheaper than coal, oil or nuclear, that this will be “massively disruptive to the conventional fleet” and that it will provide opportunities for developers well through the next decade.

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