Action / Decommissioning

Analysis of Replacement Electricity for Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant

NYC and Westchester form one service area, and uses a peak max of approximately 13,000 MW of electricity daily, depending on the time of year. Before deregulation, Con Ed owned IP#2 and NYPA (New York Power Authority) owned IP3.  Following deregulation, both units were sold to Entergy during 2000-2001.  Con Ed no longer produces electricity, … Continue reading

Action / Decommissioning

Nuclear Power – Well Past Its Prime

Recently Julie Sherwood wrote an article for the Daily Messenger, a Rochester paper, about Ginna, a reactor located near Lake Ontario. In many ways her story echos the Indian Point story.  (http://tinyurl.com/juliesherwood)The lead paragraph concludes, “but if the nuclear plant were to close, Rochester Gas and Electric’s more than 300,000 electricity customers wouldn’t notice.” Sound … Continue reading

Decommissioning

Indian Point Has Already Been Replaced: Local Officials Duped by Entergy’s 25% Claim

Local officials in Ulster, Dutchess, Orange and Westchester counties, and NYC have come out with the same claim in response to the proposed closing of Indian Point — each official claims that Indian Point produces 25% of the electricity for their area. They are all very concerned about replacement power. They’ve been duped but they … Continue reading

Checking it twice: Grid operator says electric system reliable without Indian Point
Decommissioning / News

Checking it twice: Grid operator says electric system reliable without Indian Point

This week, the New York Independent System Operator — the nonprofit corporation responsible for operating the state’s electricity grid — confirmed that when the old and increasingly dangerous Indian Point nuclear plant is retired in 2021, the grid will remain reliable, with plenty of available power. Riverkeeper already knew that air-conditioners would keep humming in the summer … Continue reading

Nita Lowey Is Introducing 3 Bills Related to IP Closure
Decommissioning / News

Nita Lowey Is Introducing 3 Bills Related to IP Closure

Congressperson Nita Lowey has three bills to help the area when Indian Point closes. While we might not agree with all three, we certainly appreciate her attention to a very important issue in her district. The Examiner News has this article about her recent visit. “The Redistribution of Fines to Our Communities Act would redistribute … Continue reading

April 29: Nuclear-Free, Carbon-Free Contingent at the People’s Climate March
Action / Closure Agreement / Cuomo Nuclear Tax / Decommissioning / Events

April 29: Nuclear-Free, Carbon-Free Contingent at the People’s Climate March

We are marching for a 100% renewable, nuclear-free, carbon-free world. The climate crisis is the defining issue of our time. It poses an existential threat to life on Earth in a manner civilization never before has faced. Immediate action is necessary to slash climate-changing emissions in all sectors of society. On April 29, the Nuclear-Free, … Continue reading