Greenpeace says beware of Enexus

Greenpeace says beware of Enexus

There are 18 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Oct 11, 2009, titled Greenpeace says beware of Enexus. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

Despite the Department of Public Service's assertion that recent concessions made by Entergy will benefit Vermont ratepayers, the company's plan to spin off Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant into a new subsidiary is bad news for the Green Mountain State.

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flat lander

United States

#1 Oct 12, 2009
IS THIS GREENPEACE'S TWO CENTS WORTH. SO THIS IS MINE. how stupid do you have to prove to get in this club BAND OF IDIOTS.

Bellows Falls, VT

#2 Oct 12, 2009
Surely we can trust the federal government to be as responsible a regulator of the nuclear industry as they have proved to be of the banks and Wall Street.

Still, this article is written more as a Greenpeace advertisement than genuine reportage. Not that I don't tend to agree, but couldn't you have found someone to argue the affirmative on the good of the spin off?
Go Pats

Wolcott, VT

#3 Oct 12, 2009
We need nuclear power, but I won't pretend to believe that Enexus isn't anything more than business decision that will benefit the business. We need to ask ourselves if Vermont needs or wants business in the state. If we want business then fine, just keep them to existing law. If we don't want business (zero growth) then fine, close the doors to all. We need to stop picking and choosing like hens looking for the tastiest bugs in the garden. It can't be legal to create new exclusionary laws for ants while at the same time subsidizing butterflys.

United States

#4 Oct 12, 2009
I guess Entergy should develop strategies to HURT their shareholders?? What a flimsy, one sided piece of trash article....
kb richard

West Wardsboro, VT

#5 Oct 12, 2009
Good article Thanks

Merrimack, NH

#6 Oct 12, 2009
Once again, the corporate world is going to put the screws to the public in general.
The shareholders and upper management will profit mightily from this but, those of us who will pay for it will get little except for soaring bills, lousy service, messing up the environment even more, and pleas for "understanding the plight of the newly formed entity".
All one has to do is check out the mess that Fairpoint is in. Another gov't bailout coming up I'm sure. Ever wonder whose palms get greased to in order to have these things happen?

Peterborough, NH

#7 Oct 12, 2009
Like Verizons spin-off of our phone service to Fairpoint this is just a way of sucking the capital out of the business. Entergy realizes Vermont Yankee is at the end of it's working life and wants out. I don't understand how the DPS could approve this, but I didn't understand how they approved the Fairpoint deal either.
Take the money and run, this is the guiding principal of management today.
Go Pats

Cambridge, VT

#8 Oct 12, 2009
It's good comedy to see the anti-everything group attempt to tie Verizon and Entergy up into one neat package. Throw everything out there and see what sticks.

Cambridge, VT

#9 Oct 12, 2009
TNB wrote:
I guess Entergy should develop strategies to HURT their shareholders?? What a flimsy, one sided piece of trash article....
You should know that Greenpeace has set its sights on Vermont and they are spending a great deal of time and money lobbying their cause within our boarders. They have taken out numerous full pange adds across the state. Negative growth is not an oxymoron in their dictionaries. This is a full scale campaign blitz and as such I would hope that our media would hold them to full transparency. Blatant endorsment of Greenpeace is the more likely course however.
flat lander

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#10 Oct 12, 2009
Vermont is a place to start or pick up speed in your mission because of the massive amount of Idiots that will march for any reason not what they believe in as long as it is against the old school. All their life on someone's dime "aka" college to find a direction [drugs and protest]now have hit the great divide in life and it's time to prove their worth since society is on to useless people they turn to rebellion and anti anything. hey this weekend their is a big rally and the free ride on the bus oh wow I never been there lets go what kind of sign ahh it don't matter pack some granola bars and we will shack up opps use some one pad
Rod Adams

Annapolis, MD

#11 Oct 12, 2009
Why is it relevant to quote the opinion of former NRC Chairman Ivan Selin regarding economic pressures for nuclear power plants in a competitive market? He last served in that position from July 1991 - June 1995.

Times have changed considerably since then. For example, in the mid 1990s, oil sold for as low as $10 per barrel and natural gas sold for less than $2.00 per million BTU. In contrast, the cost of nuclear fuel is less today than it was in 1995, even without any correction for inflation.

The economic proposition for operating nuclear power plants in a competitive market against low priced fossil fuels was significantly different when Selin was NRC chairman than than it is today.

United States

#12 Oct 12, 2009

Don't confuse the issue with facts and truth!

It will totally discombobulate most in this crowd.

Keep up the great posts!
Vermont Parent

Bath, ME

#13 Oct 13, 2009 nization_overview.cfm/oid/131

"Here in the United states,....(Greenpeace) spending about $10 million a year..."
Vermont Parent

Bath, ME

#14 Oct 13, 2009
Link is broken, the information is from

Lynchburg, VA

#15 Oct 13, 2009
Not only is quoting the NRC Chairman from a decade and a half ago somewhat questionable, but Greenpeace also relies on the conclusions of "former consulting firm" Authur Andersen to make its case. Authur Andersen is a "former" consulting firm only because it was taken down in the aftermath of the Enron scandal. Its reputation was irrevocably tarnished when it shredded documents related to its audit of Enron and also by the discovery of faulty audits of other companies, such as WorldCom, which also went bankrupt.

Authur Andersen went out of business in 2002, after being convicted of obstruction of justice, so the conclusions quoted here must be almost a decade old or more. How is their opinion relevant today? Is this the best that Greenpeace can do? Have they no shame?
mike mulligan

Roslindale, MA

#16 Oct 13, 2009
We had a little experience with Arthur Anderson in this neck of the woods. I was banging around with the American Tissue paper mill in Winchester NH...they were polluting the Ashuelot River. They couldn’t come with the money to fix it...cause the CEO was siphoning the borrowed monies based on inflated business. Anderson was their bookkeeper...and the feds forced them to turn on America Tissue. The CEO was convicted and is serving about a twenty year sentence....he stole 350 million dollars.

Bellows Falls, VT

#17 Oct 15, 2009
things that make u go hmmmm.

Winters, CA

#18 Jan 15, 2010
Greenpeace so full of greenpricks they opposing drill in the ANWR they feed us this bunk about the earth being fragile and they claim it will harm the wildlife WHAT A LOAD OF HORSE POO FROM THESE ECO-FREAK TROUBLEMAKER ECO-PRICKS

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