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Closing Indian Point makes N.Y.’s net-zero goal harder to reach
With a blunt but indisputably accurate headline, an article from yesterday’s New York Times on the imminent closure of Indian Point makes it immediately clear what will happen when Unit 3, the nuclear plant’s last operating reactor, is shut down at the end of this month: The state of New York will be forced to rely more heavily on fossil fuels for electricity generation.
Following the retirement of Indian Point-2 last April, the share of New York’s power coming from gas-fired plants rose to about 40 percent, from about 36 percent in 2019, the piece notes, adding that the share from renewables moved up only slightly, to about 30 percent.
Item ID: 690016|ISBN: 978-0-89448-555-8
1989|1st Edition|46 pages
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Published on the 50th anniversary of the discovery of nuclear fission, this volume collects the reminiscences of some of the pioneers of the nuclear age under one cover. Based on addresses delivered at a special symposium sponsored by the American Nuclear Society, these trailblazers recount, in their own words, milestones in the development of nuclear energy. Among them are the discovery of fission and proof of sustainability of a chain reaction, the history behind the building of the Stagg Field Reactor, the origins and management of the Manhattan Project, and the development of nuclear energy for electricity generation at the Shippingport plant. This book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the origins of nuclear technology, the personalities involved, and the political and historical realities of the times.