Skip to comments.Indian Point nuclear-reactor shutdown a huge blow to New York’s environment
Posted on 04/29/2020 10:28:44 PM PDT by george76
its appropriate to mourn the passing of one notable longtime New Yorker .. Unit 2 reactor at the Indian Point Energy Center.
The workhorse, Westchester-based nuclear-power generator, which could have run for several more decades, is scheduled to be unplugged Thursday. Cause of death: political expediency
the 1,028-megawatt Westinghouse machine delivered about 8,000 gigawatt-hours of electricity a year from a site on the Hudson River that covers less than a half square mile.
Unit 2s prodigious output left its more politically popular rivals solar and wind energy in the shade. Ivanpah, the biggest thermal-solar project in America, puts out less than 800 gigawatt-hours of juice each year. Located in Californias Mojave Desert, the solar plant sprawls over about 3,500 acres (about 5.4 square miles).
To match Unit 2s output with solar-thermal energy would require 10 Ivanpahs covering 140 times more territory than what Indian Point uses.
Unit 2 also towered over wind turbines. Replacing the electric power it generated with wind energy would require blanketing roughly 250 square miles with wind turbines .
In 2017, three days after Cuomo announced Indian Point would be prematurely shuttered, his appointees .. revealed plans to shower $360 million in subsidies on renewable-energy projects.
NYSERDA, which gets most of its funding from surcharges slapped onto New Yorkers utility bills, agreed to pay $24.24 per megawatt-hour for electricity produced by wind projects owned by NextEra Energy and Invenergy. The state subsidies were to be stacked on top of the federal production-tax credit worth as much as $23 per megawatt-hour.
Thus, while Unit 2 got no financial support from the state, its Big Wind rivals were feasting on subsidies worth as much as $47 per megawatt-hour.
the average price of wholesale electricity in the state was about $45 per megawatt-hour.
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The subsidies for wind power cited there are just obscene.
Im glad I was able to visit NYC last summer, Ill never go back to that state (or city) again. Im sure upstate is nice, but not with the city strangling you for taxation and with stupidity.
I wonder how much more electricity is going to cost.
Indian Point closing is a crying shame.
It’s a retarded idea.
It always was.
But for thirty years or more they’ve been attacking, demonizing, and harassing Indian Point for green environut buttpats.
There had been talk of plans at one point to build a thorium cycle unit there.
But heavily politicized shouts of “radiation leaks” at the site and harpy shrieks over warning sirens not working eventually got the public to whine on command.
Camp Smith, Cortland Manor, sits right across from Indian Point on “the goat path”.
Was at drill there once when they tested the sirens.
“Hey boss, we gonna glow?”
“Yup, three headed kids and ears growing on foreheads.”
“Cool, they’ll have no excuse to not listen to me then!”
And we went about our duties.
But some whiners complained about “stress and disruption” of their lives on that one because they “weren’t told of the test”.
Oh goody! Just what the State needs. More Cuomo projects that fail, or never get off the ground, with great losses to the taxpayers, but more money in the pockets of Cuomo's cronies, and donors.
And that eyesore of a solar plant also ignites 6000 birds per year in midflight.
I guess when they can’t burn anymore coal, and lighting has to come from solar, it will be one stinky city, cause they ain’t going to be able to run A/C units!
Nuclear is the future, just not everyone has realized it yet.
I keep hoping for fusion reactors, but we have great fission designs ready to be built now. We should be following South Korea’s model. Build a few standard designs, over and over, get the costs down, enhance them incrementally, not macro level total redesigns each time out.
In other words, dictator Cuomo and his leftist/fascistic toadies screwed NY City again and earlier without any need for a coronavirus.
It really sounds like a great idea to shut down this reactor.
This super villain needs to tell his origin story.
The opposition to nuclear power is equal in ignorance to the opposition to 5G telecommunications.
Both stem from STUPIDITY and UNEDUCATED citizens.
NY like many rat states have now been turned into generationally controlled rat thiefdoms with their propaganda media arm at thier side
Upstate is very beautiful, and the people are great.
Read it and weep.
COVID rationing of life activities is a prerequisite to get people to accept rationing of electrical power to their homes.
In the future people will be able to watch youtube videos of NY celebrities talking about power rationing and saying, “We are all in this together and have to make due with 1/2 of what we used to have. That’s just the way it is”.
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