quote: And coal plants are being shuttered as well as the current administration is highly against coal.
quote: Why is every country including yours investing so heavily in wind if nuclear is the answer?
quote: While there seems to be something fishy going on with regards to anti nuclear at the moment
quote: And then we still after all these decades haven't figured out what to do with the waste...
quote: Actually, the new nuclear plant designs can run on the waste of the old plants and take that waste practically to depletion, making it very cheap to store since it's basically inert.
quote: And then we still after all these decades haven't figured out what to do with the waste
quote: Much as you and other proponents might cry about it, the age of nuclear power is coming to an end.
quote: as if that indicated nuclear power wasn't unsafe.
quote: Hmmm, tell that to France. They might disagree.
quote: Is it really worth taking the risk? To eliminate a little CO2? I don't think it's wrong to raise the question.
quote: To make matters worse, nuclear has had to compete fossil fuels, which are booming amid the explosion of natural gas and oil extraction from hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"). The surplus of fossil fuels has driven down prices, which Entergy notes in its press release on the closure.
quote: Compared to fuel provided by the sun, the wind, the tides, the earth's core, it's quite expensive over time when you compare it to a fuel that is essentially free.
quote: - Vermont had the second-lowest per capita natural gas consumption of all States in 2010.- Nuclear power accounted for about three-fourths of the electricity generated within Vermont in 2011, a higher share than any other State.- Twenty-one percent of Vermont’s net electricity generation in 2011 was from conventional hydroelectric power.- Vermont has a voluntary goal of generating 25 percent of electricity consumed in the state from renewable energy resources by 2025.- In 2010, Vermont had the Nation's lowest carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation.
quote: Bill Mohl, president of Entergy Wholesale Commodities, comments, "Simply put, this decision was based on economics."
quote: But in early August, the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in New York ruled [PDF] that the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 [PDF] and the Federal [Water] Power Act of 1920 [PDF] (TITLE 16 U.S.C. Chapter 12 )
quote: since Entergy acquired the Yankee plant in 2002, it has spent $400M USD -- or roughly $40M USD -- on upkeep.