Four years to get the rest of the Solar Panels up

Not sure the finances are there.  Unless we can get another local promo like we did last time.  Arg…..

Cuomo to shut down Indian Point Nuclear Plant by 2021

The Indian Point nuclear power plant north of New York City has been supplying low-cost electricity to the metropolitan area for more than 50 years. But to hear Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo tell it, New Yorkers will hardly miss Indian Point.

Mr. Cuomo announced on Monday that the state had reached an agreement with the plant’s operator, Entergy, to shut it down by April 2021. He minimized the effects the closure would have on the power grid, electric bills, workers and the regional economy.
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Still, other company executives and energy experts were left wondering how the state would replace the plant’s capacity of 2,000 megawatts, or about one-fourth of the power consumed by New York City and Westchester County. The state will have to do that while trying to meet Mr. Cuomo’s goal of having renewable energy account for half of the electricity delivered by utilities in New York by 2030.
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Mr. Cuomo said the state would invest in wind farms and other renewable energy sources and add transmission lines to carry hydropower from Quebec.

 

No, I’m not in NYC, but if you think this won’t affect the whole state you’re not paying enough attention!

5 Comments

  1. Comment by threecollie:

    Cuomo is running for potus. Meanwhile, the last person out of NY won’t have to shut off the lights, as he has already taken care of that.

  2. Comment by Joseph Kephart:

    Solar and wind power are dependent on weather, and not consistent. They also have detrimental environmental of they’re own.

  3. Comment by Joseph Kephart:

    Oops. That should read “They also have detrimental enviornmental impacts of their own.”

  4. Comment by hopeton wilson:

    Yes renewable energies is the way for the future, that is Wind farms and solar energy.