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Vermont Yankee http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/640/all en Shumlin, Ayer welcome closure of nuclear plant; wary of decommissioning http://addisonindependent.com/201308shumlin-ayer-welcome-closure-nuclear-plant-wary-decommissioning <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Associated Press </div> </div> </div> <p> MONTPELIER (AP) &mdash; Vermont&rsquo;s only nuclear power plant will shut down by the end of next year, ending a nasty legal battle over the future of the 40-year-old plant, Entergy Corp. announced Tuesday.</p> <p> The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station is expected to cease power production after its current fuel cycle and will begin being decommissioned in the fourth quarter of 2014, the company said. The station will remain under the oversight of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission throughout the decommissioning process.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18662">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201308shumlin-ayer-welcome-closure-nuclear-plant-wary-decommissioning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Featured Vermont Yankee Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:12:06 +0000 John McCright 18662 at http://addisonindependent.com Sparse crowd weighs in on Vermont Yankee http://addisonindependent.com/201210sparse-crowd-weighs-vermont-yankee <p>MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Vermont Citizens Awareness Network&rsquo;s public discussion on decommissioning the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant drew only three members of the public to the basement conference room of Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury Tuesday evening.</p> <p> Organizer Chris Williams and lobbyist Bob Stannard, both of VCAN, led the panel discussion. They gave an overview of the state of regulation of the Vernon plant, and talked about their organization&rsquo;s efforts to close it down.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13602">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201210sparse-crowd-weighs-vermont-yankee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Citzens Awareness Network energy Vermont Yankee Thu, 11 Oct 2012 17:24:15 +0000 13602 at http://addisonindependent.com Nuclear plant's future remains up in the air http://addisonindependent.com/201202nuclear-plants-future-remains-air <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Local lawmakers continue to be concerned about the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant owner&rsquo;s ongoing legal fight to remain open and to remain part of the state&rsquo;s long-term energy future.</p> <p> Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell on Feb. 17 announced that he will appeal a federal district court judge&rsquo;s ruling that gave new hope to Entergy Nuclear&rsquo;s quest to keep its Vernon-based power plant open.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10956">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201202nuclear-plants-future-remains-air" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury energy Featured Vermont Yankee Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:35:37 +0000 John Flowers 10956 at http://addisonindependent.com Industry mulls post-nuclear rates http://addisonindependent.com/201106industry-mulls-post-nuclear-rates <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; What will happen to power rates for Addison County residents if the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant closes next year?</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> According to spokespeople at the state&rsquo;s two largest utility companies &mdash; Central Vermont Public Service (CVPS) and Green Mountain Power (GMP) &mdash; not too much.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8406">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201106industry-mulls-post-nuclear-rates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County nuclear energy Vermont Yankee Thu, 30 Jun 2011 18:00:23 +0000 Ian Trombulak 8406 at http://addisonindependent.com VY plant draws local fire http://addisonindependent.com/201106vy-plant-draws-local-fire <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andrew Stein </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; A New England nonprofit opposed to nuclear proliferation on Monday warned a group of 40 Addison County residents and legislators about the imminent dangers surrounding the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant and its possible closure next year.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8334">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201106vy-plant-draws-local-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Citizens Action Network Vermont Yankee Thu, 23 Jun 2011 16:00:20 +0000 Ian Trombulak 8334 at http://addisonindependent.com Renewable energy group to hold forum on Vermont Yankee http://addisonindependent.com/201106renewable-energy-group-hold-forum-vermont-yankee <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andrew Stein </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="color: black;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; A public forum about the future of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power station will be held on Monday, June 20, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Middlebury Congregational Church in downtown Middlebury. Sponsored by the Citizens Awareness Network (CAN) &mdash; a New England-based nonprofit dedicated to a renewable energy-focused economy &mdash; a panel of experts and activists opposed to nuclear power will outline how citizens can get involved with the shutting down and cleaning up of Vermont Yankee. </span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. 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