Entergy's spinoff scheme is a warning...

Entergy's spinoff scheme is a warning to Vermonters

There are 29 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Dec 7, 2009, titled Entergy's spinoff scheme is a warning to Vermonters. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

If the owner of Vermont Yankee, Entergy Corp, issued a warning about Vermont Yankee, would that warning have credibility? Of course it would.

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mike mulligan

Roslindale, MA

#21 Dec 9, 2009
So you want the least worst of two evils...but I think we deserve the best possible choice. If I choose nuclear power then I want them to be the best organization that money can buy. I am sick and tired of playing coal off against nuclear when they are basically both mismanage by the general electric utility industry itself.

I once thought that the only thing that is going to save us from global warming and energy insufficiency was education and technological innovation...our creativity.

I think the only battle with GW and energy insufficiency is sufficient income so we can have the luxury to afford enough energy and green energy.

The battle for the world is about a way for us to invent a way to massively increase the income of the bottom 75% of us. Then we can afford the value added on green electricity

So let say we dump coal and massively build up nuclear power. I just donít think you have the intellectual and ideaological horsepower to carry out such a program. We will decommission half the coal plants and half way into the nuclear industry rebuild you will have such a terrible accident, there be a sickening increase in the number of the accidents....the nuclear construction program will implode...we will end up having unaffordable electricity and electricity as we run away from the nuclear renaissance. Society itself would threaten to collapse because the nuclear industry again blew it.

We would survive longer and more comfortable if we keep pumping CO2 into the air before the environmental affects kick in.
observer

Little Rock, AR

#22 Dec 10, 2009
mike mulligan wrote:
You got to be a nuclear power plant employee, you didnít even test your sciencedaily autism link after you put it up on the internet. All you nuke employees are just lazy and careless?
It is a dead link.
The game is not about choosing the least worst relative sins between coal and nuclear power...in this area it is about can Entergyís and the nuclear industryís word be trusted? We only choose presidentís through the least worst method.
There was only one lazy and careless person that worked at VY and they fired you Mike.
Ron

New Haven, CT

#23 Dec 10, 2009
observer wrote:
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There was only one lazy and careless person that worked at VY and they fired you Mike.
Heh! And then a "whistle blower" was born!
Noel

Randolph Center, VT

#24 Dec 10, 2009
mike mulligan wrote:
So you want the least worst of two evils...but I think we deserve the best possible choice. If I choose nuclear power then I want them to be the best organization that money can buy. I am sick and tired of playing coal off against nuclear when they are basically both mismanage by the general electric utility industry itself.
I once thought that the only thing that is going to save us from global warming and energy insufficiency was education and technological innovation...our creativity.
I think the only battle with GW and energy insufficiency is sufficient income so we can have the luxury to afford enough energy and green energy.
The battle for the world is about a way for us to invent a way to massively increase the income of the bottom 75% of us. Then we can afford the value added on green electricity
So let say we dump coal and massively build up nuclear power. I just donít think you have the intellectual and ideaological horsepower to carry out such a program. We will decommission half the coal plants and half way into the nuclear industry rebuild you will have such a terrible accident, there be a sickening increase in the number of the accidents....the nuclear construction program will implode...we will end up having unaffordable electricity and electricity as we run away from the nuclear renaissance. Society itself would threaten to collapse because the nuclear industry again blew it.
We would survive longer and more comfortable if we keep pumping CO2 into the air before the environmental affects kick in.
Mike, you completly miss the point. This is not about what I want, it is about meeting Barak Obama's pledge, "The United States will reduce its emissions of the gases scientists blame for global warming in the range of 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020, administrations offficials said, giving the world the clearest blueprint yet of U.S. strategies to cut back...The 17 percent reduction range is in line with a climate bill that passed the House in June....but well below what many scientists, along with political leaders in Europe and developing countries, say is needed from the United States to avert the most catastrophic effects of climate change worldwide." reported in the Chicago Tribune

Is this Country ready to reduce its emissions by 17% without further devistating our energy-driven economy? Can alternative green energy technology pick up the gap and then go on to support growth?
Mike Mulligan

Roslindale, MA

#25 Dec 10, 2009
Honestly, the green movement is much like nuclear power, there is just much distortions and outright lies, too much opaqueness. It makes them too fragile to depend on.

Can anyone believe a thing big interest says.

You really need a independent energy truth commission...with set definitions, defined mandatory transparency with anyone selling energy, with truth telling and full disclosure or you just go to jail.
Noel

Randolph Center, VT

#26 Dec 10, 2009
Mike Mulligan wrote:
Honestly, the green movement is much like nuclear power, there is just much distortions and outright lies, too much opaqueness. It makes them too fragile to depend on.
Can anyone believe a thing big interest says.
You really need a independent energy truth commission...with set definitions, defined mandatory transparency with anyone selling energy, with truth telling and full disclosure or you just go to jail.
Vermont has the Public Service Board in place for just such reasons/objectives.
Mike Mulligan

Roslindale, MA

#27 Dec 11, 2009
The public service board is too influence by the utilities and large users of electricity...they aren't independent enough. Most of them need the utility approval for their next jobs.

This whole political system in Vermont is too incestuous...itís too small and everyone get corrupted by it.

Mike Mulligan

Roslindale, MA

#28 Dec 11, 2009
That make me laugh, electric rates are really cheaper at 40 out of 50 states than Vermont. In other words Vermont is the 10th most expensive state for electricity.

Vermont should be happy they are getting such a good deal?

Rates canít get any higher...there would be a rebellion. Believe me if utilities thought shutting down VY would boost electric rates...theyíd shut it down and laugh all the way to the banks

It is only a business.
Mike Mulligan

Roslindale, MA

#29 Dec 11, 2009
The believe in a profit not a greater principle. There god is a buck no matter how they get it.

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