Renewables are Driving up Electricity Prices – WAIT, WHAT?

This report dispels the notion that renewable energy is driving up retail rates. DBL Investors examined the top ten and bottom ten states for renewable generation, finding that between 2002 and 2013, the average annual rate of change in retail electricity prices was lower in states that led on renewables. Key economic drivers of this conclusion include: the falling cost of renewables, mounting economic benefits from clean energy, and growing uncertainty for carbon-based fuels.