Yes, onshore wind power is competitive once all the costs that affect traditional energy sources – like fuel and CO2 costs, and the effects on environment and health – are factored in. 

Taking CO2 costs alone – if a cost of €30 per tonne of CO2 emitted was applied to power produced, onshore wind energy would be the cheapest source of new power generation in Europe – and wind is already directly competitive with conventional sources in many places around the world, such as Mexico, Brazil, New Zealand, parts of China and the US.

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