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Europe Mothballs 20GW of Gas Plants in 2013, With More to Come

April 1, 2014 by Katherine Tweed
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European Gas Plant Closures

Ten of Europe’s largest utilities planned to mothball or close more than 20 gigawatts of combined-cycle gas turbine power plants. Nearly half of the capacity, 8.8 gigawatts, was built or acquired in the past decade, according to a recent study from Oxford University.[read more]

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant Closure: There is Work Yet to be Done

September 12, 2013 by Howard Shaffer
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Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant

On August 27, Entergy announced that it plans to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in the fall of 2014, when the plant’s current fuel is depleted. Entergy plans to decommission the plant using the SAFSTOR option, which consists of defueling, mothballing the plant for a period, then dismantling it by the end of 60 years.[read more]