New York burns more gas after closing Indian Point nuclear power plant

Campaigners hoped zero-carbon power sources would fill the gigawatt-sized gap in generation

New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant has closed after 59 years of operation, leaving a two gigawatt-sized hole in the state’s power grid that will most likely be filled by unabated natural gas-fired power generation.

The story of Indian Point underscores the challenges …

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