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February 6, 2018View for printing

Imagine planning your next trip and finding that Delta was selling first-class seats for less than the cramped middle seats in the back of the plane.

So you fly first class to New York and walk into the best French restaurant, only to discover that every dish is cheaper than the burger and fries down the street. Waiter, bring the duck à l'orange!

Fanciful as that might sound, something a bit like it is happening right now in the world of electricity.

In parts of the country, wind and solar plants built from scratch now offer the cheapest power available, even counting old coal, which was long seen as unbeatable.

By JUSTIN GILLIS and HAL HARVEY

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/06/op ... ight-region
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