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Bye-bye renewable energy in Cali, hello power plants in Ohio

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Now that it is officially a player in Ohio’s power plant community, Dynegy Inc. wants to say good-bye to its renewable energy plants in California and completely move into the Midwest. After spending $2.8 billion on 11 Midwest power plants and adding significant growth to its portfolio, Dynegy’s CEO Bob Flexon says the company is going to take a serious ...

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EDITORIAL: Maine and Vermont’s Yankee connection: Nuclear shutdown, natural gas, dry casks

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After a 42-year run, the Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor stopped sending electricity into the region’s grid on Monday. The reactor’s shutdown has implications for Maine’s electric ratepayers since it accelerates New England’s growing dependence on a single source — natural gas — for electricity, a phenomenon that has meant higher electricity prices this winter. And as attention shifts to the ...

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Vermont’s sole nuclear power plant ends operations

FILE - In this June 19, 2013 file photo, the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station sits along the banks of the Connecticut River in Vernon, Vt. Its owner, Entergy Corp., said it is closing the plant for economic reasons, and is expected to be disconnect from the regional power grid. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont’s only nuclear plant stopped sending power to the New England grid Monday following more than 42 years of producing electricity. The shutdown came just after noon as the Vermont Yankee plant completed its 30th operating cycle when workers inserted control rods into the reactor core and stopped the nuclear reaction process, the plant’s owner said. In ...

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