In Some Areas Wind Power Is Now Competitive With Coal February 18, 2011 : 2:58 PM

Hopefully this trend will continue:

"More good news on the renewable energy front Monday: The cost of onshore wind power has dropped to record lows, and in some regions is competitive with electricity generated by coal-fired plants, according to a survey by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, a market research firm."

"'The latest edition of our Wind Turbine Price Index shows wind continuing to become a competitive source of large-scale power,' Michael Liebreich, Bloomberg New Energy Finance's chief executive, said in a statement."