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Action / Decommissioning

Replacing Indian Point, Unit 2 and 3

The New York Public Service Commission has evaluated potential reliability issues when Indian Point closes. They have created a plan to ensure that supply and reliability issues are addressed through the Indian Point Replacement Contingency Plan which was put in place in 2012.  Much of the plan has already being implemented by Con Ed and the New York Power Authority. A … Continue reading

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

Indian Point forum highlights: What’s the future for 1,000 workers and nearby towns
Events / News

Indian Point forum highlights: What’s the future for 1,000 workers and nearby towns

The Indian Point nuclear power plant has been an economic engine in the lower Hudson Valley for the better part of four decades. With a $140 million payroll and a workforce of 1,000 – double that during maintenance shutdowns that take place every two years – the plant has been a reliable economic partner for towns … Continue reading

Forum sheds light on complicated Indian Point closure
Editorials

Forum sheds light on complicated Indian Point closure

While it’s years away, the Indian Point nuclear power plant will close, and there will be huge ramifications, including here in Dutchess County. New Orleans-based Entergy, the plant’s owner, faced many regulatory hurdles and lawsuits if it continued a permit renewal process. Earlier this year, citing “deteriorating economics,” Entergy said it would shutter the facility in Buchanan. … Continue reading

Why we say ‘no’ to new fossil fuel projects like the CPV power plant and Valley Lateral Pipeline
Action / History

Why we say ‘no’ to new fossil fuel projects like the CPV power plant and Valley Lateral Pipeline

Riverkeeper fights every day for a clean, safe and secure energy future, without which our precious drinking water supplies and the iconic Hudson River will never truly be protected. This means opposing all new fossil fuel infrastructure projects, which are unnecessary and threaten both the climate and the Hudson; promoting the enormous opportunities associated with … Continue reading