Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, NY is slated to closed on April 30.
Thanks to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s anti-nuclear vendetta, Unit Three of the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, NY, will permanently shut down this Friday, one year after its sister unit was forced to close.
The premature shutdown of the 2,069-megawatt nuclear plant perfectly encapsulates the governor’s green-energy madness. He has forced the closure of the highly reliable, low-cost and emissions-free source of 10 percent of the Empire State’s electricity — and 25 percent of Gotham’s power. In its place, he will — eventually — offer high-cost and intermittent offshore-wind power, as well as solar.
Why? Well, back in January 2017 the governor claimed that Indian Point was just too dangerous to be allowed to operate. Then-Attorney General Eric Schneiderman also chimed in, claiming that “shutting down the Indian Point power plant is a major victory for the health and safety of millions of New Yorkers and will help kick-start the state’s clean-energy future.”
Jonathan A. Lesser, PhD, is the president of Continental Economics, an economic consulting firm, and an adjunct fellow with the Manhattan Institute.
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