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While renewable energy has been getting more affordable for residential installations, that has not always been the case on a commercial scale. For years, the solar and wind industries were unable to produce and convert their power at a cost equal to coal and natural gas, according to the New York Times. Fortunately, the cost of providing renewably-generated electricity to consumers has dropped drastically over the last five years and now, in some markets, it is cheaper than coal or natural gas. Still, cost hasn’t been the only obstacle for renewable energy, but that could be changing
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