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Wind Power Saves New Yorkers Money on Electricity After Unexpected Shutdown of Indian Point Nuclear Unit

December 21, 2015 by Kit Kennedy

Wind Power and Energy Replacement

Wind energy came to the rescue of New York's electricity consumers this week, as a unit at the Indian Point nuclear power plant located in Westchester County unexpectedly went off-line on Monday evening, most likely due to an electrical disturbance.[read more]

Interview: Current Status of Indian Point Nuclear Plant Relicensing

April 27, 2015 by Jared Anderson

Indian Point Nuclear Plant

One of the more contentious issues in the United States today is relicensing the nuclear power plant fleet for additional 20-year periods. As you can imagine, this issue can be particularly divisive in the local communities in which these plants are located.[read more]

Is the Indian Point Nuclear Plant Unsafe?

March 5, 2012 by Patrick Lydon

Thirty-five miles up the Hudson River outside of New York City sits the Indian Point Nuclear Power Facility. The two active nuclear reactors here were built in the 1970s and currently provide about 13% of the power used in New York City, with the remainder of the 2,000 megawatts generated here being used elsewhere in the state.The state...[read more]

NIMBYism NY Edition, or Risky Energy Near Major Cities

October 27, 2011 by Gernot Wagner

Forty miles north of New York City is the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant. I don’t care what you think of nuclear power, having an aging plant within forty miles of 20 million people isn’t the outcome of any rational policy decision. Still, Indian Point’s impact so far pales in comparison with another genius planning move. Jersey City,...[read more]

Entergy to Refuel Vermont Yankee

July 27, 2011 by Dan Yurman

The utility places a $100 million bet despite a hostile political environment The future of the Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor got a bit brighter this week as its owner and operator the Entergy Corp. (NYSE:ETR) announced its board of directors had approved the fabrication of fuel and the refueling of the Vermont Yankee reactor in October...[read more]

Mayor Bloomberg Draws The Line Against Closing Indian Point

July 19, 2011 by Dan Yurman

Governor Andrew Cuomo won't give up on his obsessive quest An unstoppable force has crashed into an immovable barrier in New York. Mayor Michael  Bloomberg (right) in late June went public with blistering criticism that rivals the city's summer heat that can fry eggs on the sidewalk. He told anyone in the news media who cared to...[read more]

If Indian Point Nuclear Closes, Natural Gas Suppliers Profit

July 15, 2011 by Rod Adams

Matt Wald of the New York Times has finally figured out why there is such a strong push from well connected political types to close the Indian Point Nuclear Power Station. Unfortunately, he and his editor have chosen to put that answer at the very bottom of his recent article titled If Indian Point Closes, Plenty of Challenges.When the...[read more]

We Have Too Few Nuclear Accidents

July 13, 2011 by Gernot Wagner

I live in New York City, or in other words, I live within 40 miles of the Indian Point nuclear plant. Let’s just say that having a 50-year-old reactor that close to 20 million people may not be the most rational siting decision. You don’t need to look to Fukushima, Chernobyl, or Three Mile Island to realize that accidents happen. Planes...[read more]

NY Gov. Cuomo Reacts to Flawed Report on Earthquake Risk at Indian Point Nuclear Plant

March 22, 2011 by John Wheeler
7 and other news outlets reported yesterday that NY Governor Andrew Cuomo is meeting with the NRC today in Washington DC to discuss the risk of earthquake damage at the Indian Point Nuclear Plant.  According to Bloomberg, the Governor’s concern was sparked by an report that concluded Indian Point is the most...[read more]

New York finds new reasons to litigate over Indian Point

February 16, 2011 by Dan Yurman

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman gets two other states to join him New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman (right) announced Feb 15 that he is suing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) over storage of spent nuclear fuel for up to 60 years after the Indian Point reactors are taken out of service. The lawsuit has the political...[read more]


Indian Point. A slightly differerent view.

November 25, 2010 by David Lewis

 "Terrorists are not going to be able to harm the reactor by crashing an airplane into it".   This is what Dan Yurman and Gwyneth Cravens, in "Andrew Cuomo needs to take a second look at Indian Point", an op-ed published in the New York Daily News, tell us.  They say this newspaper has the biggest circulation of any...[read more]

Are anti-nukes environmentalists?

November 20, 2010 by Dan Yurman

My view is the answer is no Nuclear energy bloggers often refer to anti-nuclear activists as "green groups" and often use the term "environmentalists" in the same paragraph. In thinking about this, I have come to the conclusion that ant-nuclear activists are not environmentalists. A green lobbyist is not anti-nuclear. Here's why. An...[read more]

Mountains into molehills

May 24, 2010 by Dan Yurman

Public perceptions of problems at nuclear reactors are being cut down to size Getting an accurate bead on nuclear energy controversies is often more an issue of changing perceptions than the reshaping the physical dimensions of a problem. Also, the realities of having nuclear reactors that generate electricity in place can trump...[read more]

Entergy takes a stand at Indian Point

May 1, 2010 by Dan Yurman

Nuclear utility files an appeal of adverse action on its water permit by the State of New York After taking it on the chin from environmental groups and a two rounds on the ropes from manifestly hostile agencies of the State of New York, Louisiana-based Energy (NYSE:ETR) got a second wind. The utility, which owns and operates the two...[read more]

Why public support is thin for nuclear energy

April 27, 2010 by Dan Yurman

The New York Times points out it’s visibility is cloaked by the faults of a few plants Here’s a startling and trenchant thought that advocates for nuclear energy need to take to heart. It appeared in the New York Times April 21st. “The nuclear industry is just so far removed from people’s lives, they don’t have much feeling for it,”...[read more]