Indian Point

After 59 Years of Operation, New York’s Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant Closes

The Indian Point Energy Center (Indian Point) permanently stopped generating electricity on April 30, 2021, when it retired its last operating nuclear reactor, Unit 3, earlier than originally planned. The Indian Point nuclear power plant began operations in 1962 and produced over 565 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity in the 59 years it was … [continued]

Canada Hydro Line To Power 2-3% Of NYC

It’s nice not to be talking about imports from Canada in terms of oil this time. The U.S. Department of Energy has approved the final environmental impact statement for the 336-mile, 1000-megawatt Champlain Hudson Power Express transmission line across the U.S.-Canada border near Champlain, New York, extending to New York City. The … [continued]

Wind Power Beats Nuclear Power in Texas

Texas has more wind power than it can use, and that partly explains why NRG Energy, Inc. has backed out of a plan to build two new nuclear reactors in the state. To be clear, the stated motivation for the decision was the nuclear disaster resulting from last month’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan, which among other things has