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Nuclear Power Economics Requires Believing In 'Impossible Things'

November 6, 2015 by Dennis Wamsted

It is increasingly clear that the economics of nuclear power don’t add up. Just in the past two and a half years, for example, seven plants at six sites have been shut down due to uneconomic performance or massive equipment repair costs—and other plants are on the chopping block.[read more]

Maybe It's Time for the Department of Justice to Investigate Restraint of Trade by Nuclear Plant Operators

October 22, 2015 by Rod Adams

Plant Closures and the Nuclear Industry

A full fledged member of “the nuclear industry” has determined that it will shut down an operating nuclear electricity generating station in a market where the available capacity is already tightening. Entergy “regretfully” announced that it would stop operating the Pilgrim Nuclear Plant in Plymouth, MA.[read more]

Entergy: Pilgrim Closing by 2019

October 14, 2015 by Will Davis

Entergy and Plant Closures

Today we got some news that we were expecting. I don't mean to say about Pilgrim Nuclear Station being closed by 2019 - I mean the news that some nuclear plant or another in the US was going to announce closure due to market conditions sooner or later.[read more]

New England Generation Fuel Mix Changes Likely as Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant Retires

February 6, 2015 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Vermont Yankee and Fuel Replacement

On December 29, 2014, Entergy shut down its Vermont Yankee nuclear facility after 42 years in service. Vermont Yankee had a capacity of 604 megawatts (MW), generating nearly five million megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity per year since 2010.[read more]

Prevention is Easier and Less Painful Than Cure: Keep Vermont Yankee Operable

December 30, 2014 by Rod Adams

Vermont Yankee and Future Planning

For many reasons, including lack of focused attention by some of the people who will be most affected, the Vermont Yankee saga is in the bottom of the ninth, the home team is behind by a run or two, there are two outs, and there is already one strike on the batter at the plate.[read more]

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

April 1, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

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

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]