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Power Outages and the Indian Point Closure: An “I Told You So” Event

Jonathan Lesser writes in RealClearEnergy that power outages due to the Indian Point closure are an “I told you so” event.

The C3 Take
  • The closure of Indian Point has resulted in a strained electricity grid in New York City during peak heat waves, impacting people’s access to air conditioning and energy.
  • New York state has set goals to be powered completely by clean energy, but has waged a war on carbon-free nuclear energy.
  • Nuclear power is essential for lowering carbon emissions, while providing reliable and safe energy.

“A few days before the Indian Point nuclear plant was permanently shuttered on April 30 of this year, I warned New Yorkers to prepare for power outages this summer.  The plant had provided one-fourth of NYC’s electricity. Shutting it down created a cavernous hole in electricity supplies, which have only been partially replaced with two new generating plants running on natural gas, supplied by pipelines that Governor Cuomo won’t allow to be built.”

Read the full article here.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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