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Matt Chester on Aug 28, 2020

It's definitely an interesting thought. More than anything, I think we need to get away from trying to find that one single metric that we can base every decision on (LCOE or otherwise) and instead recognize the complexity of the industry and the path ahead. Yes, it's great to have single data points for explaining decisions or outcomes, but I worry we risk trying to overdo it and end up missing nuance and complexity that are necessary for planning. 

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Markus Dirnbacher on Sep 1, 2020

Hi Matt, thanks for your comment. I do understand the point you are raising; however, I think that without any calculation tools, the renewable energy industry will struggle to commence further projects. Especially, knowing that renewable energy LCOEs are already comparable to fossil energy LCOEs and even better when considering the lifecycle carbon footprint. In my opinion, this message needs to be spread to a broad auditorium way beneath the boarders of renewable energy specialists to get the attention and push required for further significant investments.

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