NY PSC is still vexed over possible Entergy spin off

When Entergy learned its plan to spin off five of its nuclear power plants into a new, wholly independent company was in jeopardy of being nixed by both the New York Public Service Commission and the Vermont Public Service Board, CEO J. Wayne Leonard said Entergy might consider the option of spinning off its seven other nuclear power plants ... Full Story
First Prev
of 3
Next Last

“figuresdontlie*l iarscanfigure”

Since: Feb 10

S. Londonderry VT

#43 Aug 25, 2010
cont'd from above:
Hackles & red flags are raised re forementioned, as they follow this story:

Entergy CEO eyes spinoff options
By Bob Audette Brattleboro Reformer, Vt.
Publication: Brattleboro Reformer (Vermont)
Date: Wednesday, November 4 2009

Nov. 4--BRATTLEBORO -- If Vermont refuses to allow Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to spin off into a wholly independent company called Enexus, Entergy just might have a back-up plan.

According to the Dow Jones Newswire, Entergy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer J. Wayne Leonard said a possible alternative could be to spin off its utility businesses into Enexus and keep its merchant plants under the Entergy umbrella.

Entergy announced two years ago that it wanted to spin off five of its nuclear reactors -- Vermont Yankee, Indian Point and FitzPatrick in New York, Palisades in Michigan and Pilgrim in Massachusetts -- into Enexus.

Those power plants are considered merchant plants because they sell power at market rates rather than through regulated rates.

Entergy has received approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission to go ahead with the spinoff.

The company does not need approval from Michigan or Massachusetts to push forward, but both the Vermont Public Service Board and the New York Public Service Commission have the authority to nix the deal in their respective states.
http://www.allbusiness.com/energy-utilities/u ...

When they released the sales agreement & contract a month or so later, which VT legislative leaders & utilities unanimously condemned & rejected, they said if VT did not accept Enexus & Equigen plot, er 'plan', they 'might' shutter the plant.

VT turned the table & said uh, no we ARE going to shutter the plant on schedule. Touche.

Howard Shaffer

Swanzey, NH

#44 Aug 25, 2010
This corresponds to 0.1% of the population living there. Most of these cancers are “occult thyroid cancers” which do not cause clinical symptoms, and have nothing to do with the radioactive iodine-131 dispersed from the Chernobyl reactor. The normal incidence of occult thyroid cancers in the population of Belarus is 9%; in the United States 13%; and in Finland 35%. About 90% of thyroid cancers are curable. In many thousands of Swedish and British patients who have received doses of radioactive iodine-131 much higher than the doses absorbed by people in the “contaminated areas,” no increase in thyroid cancers was detected, but rather the opposite: a 38% deficit of cancers among the Swedish patients, and 17% deficit among the British ones.
Calculating by unit of energy produced, the Chernobyl catastrophe caused 0.86 deaths per gigawatt of electricity produced per year, which is 47 times less than for hydroelectric power stations (40 deaths per GWe-year), including the 230,000 fatalities caused by the 1975 collapse of the dam on the Banqiao river in China.
The government of Belarus took into account the recommendations of a report jointly published in 2002 by four UN organizations: the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). World Health Organization (WHO), and United Nations Office for Coordination of Human Affairs (UNOCHA).

“figuresdontlie*l iarscanfigure”

Since: Feb 10

S. Londonderry VT

#45 Aug 25, 2010
Go ahead & post your acres of mind numbing eye-glazing factoids.

I posted independantly verifiable facts, your industry sponsored supposedly scientific information changes nothing.

Belarus run by a brutal dictator in a country where revisionist history has always been commonplace.

Dissidents routinely disappear, records & stats destroyed. All of this info is in the links I provided from those in the area. I will take their opinion before yours any day.

Your information a joke, as it is very well known that cancers & birth defects skyrocketed in this country & surrounding area.

“figuresdontlie*l iarscanfigure”

Since: Feb 10

S. Londonderry VT

#46 Aug 25, 2010
Howard Shaffer wrote:
This corresponds to 0.1% of the population living there. Most of these cancers are “occult thyroid cancers” which do not cause clinical symptoms, and have nothing to do with the radioactive iodine-131 dispersed from the Chernobyl reactor. The normal incidence of occult thyroid cancers in the population of Belarus is 9%; in the United States 13%; and in Finland 35%. About 90% of thyroid cancers are curable. In many thousands of Swedish and British patients who have received doses of radioactive iodine-131 much higher than the doses absorbed by people in the “contaminated areas,” no increase in thyroid cancers was detected, but rather the opposite: a 38% deficit of cancers among the Swedish patients, and 17% deficit among the British ones.
Calculating by unit of energy produced, the Chernobyl catastrophe caused 0.86 deaths per gigawatt of electricity produced per year, which is 47 times less than for hydroelectric power stations (40 deaths per GWe-year), including the 230,000 fatalities caused by the 1975 collapse of the dam on the Banqiao river in China.
The government of Belarus took into account the recommendations of a report jointly published in 2002 by four UN organizations: the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). World Health Organization (WHO), and United Nations Office for Coordination of Human Affairs (UNOCHA).
Howard Shaffer:
"See the "Yes,Vermont Yankee" blog. The Belarus governement realizes the scare story they were sold after the terrible Chernobyl accident and are now repopulating evacuated towns."

Are you nuts? What a lie. As recently as 2006 there things were dicey at best. People are being forced to move there. Some are too old to care. Others are ignorant of the dangers:
http://www.youtube.com/watch ...
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,352705,00 ...
http://josefinmalmqvist.wordpress.com/2008/04 ...
http://www.gototennisblog.com/2010/08/21/vide ...
http://www.ratical.org/radiation/Chernobyl/Ch ...
http://www.xs4all.nl/~stgvisie/Belarus.html
http://news.kievukraine.info/2006/04/chernoby ...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4947192.stm

“figuresdontlie*l iarscanfigure”

Since: Feb 10

S. Londonderry VT

#47 Aug 25, 2010
Chernobyl:
Understanding Some of the True Costs of Nuclear Technology
http://www.ratical.com/radiation/Chernobyl/in...
Chernobyl at Ten: Half-lives and Half Truths
http://www.ratical.com/radiation/Chernobyl/Ch... @10p2.html

Those who benefit from the industry have a vested interest in promoting it whenever & wherever the can.

Activists & those on both sides refer to scientific studies, so coming up w/a study to support your pov no feat on anyone's part.

Study wars & link wars. Just more mumbo jumbo.

If truthful, accurate, independently reviewed & widely recognized by those who have no dogs in the race, the information speaks for itself.
I Know More Than You

Merrimack, NH

#48 Aug 25, 2010
northstaridiot wrote:
If truthful, accurate, independently reviewed & widely recognized by those who have no dogs in the race, the information speaks for itself.
You've finally posted something I agree with, too bad you seem to think that the above statement applies to ratical.org .

Why don't your try the World Health Organization for your Chernobyl information?

http://www.who.int/ionizing_radiation/chernob...

“figuresdontlie*l iarscanfigure”

Since: Feb 10

S. Londonderry VT

#49 Aug 25, 2010
I Know More Than You wrote:
<quoted text>
You've finally posted something I agree with, too bad you seem to think that the above statement applies to ratical.org .
Why don't your try the World Health Organization for your Chernobyl information?
http://www.who.int/ionizing_radiation/chernob...
Ha ha. WHO. Red flags go up. We know where this is going. Heh.

Still do not know we who are all over this know who the players are do you. WHO is part of it & behind some of the 'scientific findings'. Nice try.
I Know More Than You

Merrimack, NH

#50 Aug 25, 2010
northstaridiot wrote:
Ha ha. WHO. Red flags go up. We know where this is going. Heh.
Still do not know we who are all over this know who the players are do you. WHO is part of it & behind some of the 'scientific findings'. Nice try.
Riiiight, I keep forgetting they are part of the that whole "New World Order" you idiots keep babbling about. <facepalm>
msm1900

Little Rock, AR

#51 Aug 30, 2010
"CEO J. Wayne Leonard said Entergy might consider the option of spinning off its seven other nuclear power plants instead".
What 7 other plants? ETR has a total of 9 nuke plants, the 5 that were part of the original spin plan & 4 others in the south. If we can't get this basic fact right, then what else is inaccurate?

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 3
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Entergy Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
S&WB taps New Orleans capital projects director... (Jan '14) Jan '14 setup 1
Entergy Provides Preliminary Third Quarter Earn... (Oct '13) Oct '13 Fukushima Radiati... 1
Entergy Corp. (ETR) Updates FY13 Earnings Guidance (Oct '13) Oct '13 Fukushima Radiati... 1
Entergy Recognized as Worldwide Leader in Clima... (Oct '13) Oct '13 Fukushima Radiati... 1
Nuclear power plant in Mississippi emits smoke ... (Sep '13) Sep '13 BDV 2
VY still lobbies for new license (Oct '10) Oct '12 Mike Mulligan 134
Troubled Michigan nuclear plant shut down for m... (Apr '12) Apr '12 BDV 1

Entergy People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE