Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Letter to the Editor on Vermont Yankee

Dear Editor,

Just a few weeks ago, Entergy, the owners of Vermont Yankee, announced that they will shut down operations at the plant at the end of 2014. This is welcome news to many throughout Vermont, neighboring Massachusetts and New Hampshire. But is it also an announcement that brings trepidation with it, knowing that […]

Federal legislation key to jobs-creating, swift VY clean-up

By Lissa Weinmann

While some celebrate and some lament news of Entergy’s decision to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, we all need to work together to assure that decontamination begins immediately in order to preserve and create hundreds of jobs and assure the safe storage of highly radioactive waste that will certainly remain […]

Statement on Entergy’s decision to close Vermont Yankee

Following is a statement from Mary Powell, president and CEO of Green Mountain Power, regarding Entergy’s announcement today that it will close the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant.

“Entergy’s decision to close the plant for financial reasons will not affect GMP customers. We have not purchased electricity from Vermont Yankee since March 2012 and there will […]

Is there an Increase in Nuclear Mining?

From EarthTalk® – E – The Environmental Magazine:

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that there has been an increase in uranium mining in the U.S. due to a renewed interest in nuclear energy? What are the health and environmental ramifications of this?

— Paul Raffman, New Bedford, MA

Even though the 2011 tsunami […]

How Americans Feel about Power Technologies

Pike Research, a division of Navigant Consulting, has released a report on a poll, conducted to find how Americans feel about power technologies and related issues. Among the findings were the following:

The most popular energy source is solar, with 69% favorable and 7% unfavorable. A close second is wind, with 66% favorable and 10% […]

What should we do about Vermont Yankee?

…renewable energy is competing successfully with natural gas…as we plan our energy future, it is important to understand as we consider what to do with the VY nuclear power plant. […]

Atomic States of America showing in Brattleboro will be followed a talk by special guest Kelly McMasters

Sunday, November 4, 2012 4:00 pm Latchis Theater, 50 Main Street, Brattleboro

Author Discussion and Reception follows “Atomic States of America”

“Atomic States of America” screening will be followed by a discussion with special guest Kelly McMasters, a key character in this eloquent, informative and super-timely film inspired by her acclaimed book “Welcome to Shirley: […]

Will Nuclear Plants Withstand Quakes and Floods?

Repost from New York Times 5/30/12

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission should consider requiring nuclear power plants to analyze their vulnerability to natural hazards like earthquakes by using the same advanced tools that the industry uses to understand the risks from mechanical accidents, a new report from the Government Accountability Office argues.

A string of natural […]