calculator that allows users to compare two different power plants side by side, as well as factoring in health and pollution damage from different types of power plants.
Plumer notes a few caveats. "The map and calculator do not incorporate the effects of state regulations in places like California, and they do not include the effect of federal tax credits for wind and solar—the latter currently reduce the cost of renewables by about 30 percent. If you knock down the price of wind and solar accordingly in the interactive map, both become the cheapest option in a few more areas. (The team is working on building in some of those factors as the calculator evolves.)" (Read more)