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Energy customers get a big break on their July electric bills in our area

New Orleans (WGNO)–Cleco customers are getting a $475 credit on the July electric bill.

The rebate was a way for MacQuarie, which is buying Cleco, to sweeten the deal and get the buyout approved by the state public service commission. 64 more words


Yankee no longer produces power, but it’s still cranking out bad PR

If anyone needed a reminder why Entergy wore out its welcome in Vermont, well, we just got another one. The corporation has decided to outsource Vermont Yankee’s security four years earlier than planned, in a move expected to save “millions of dollars.” 342 more words


A Fukushima on the Hudson?

Ellen Cantarow and Alison Rose Levy wrote an alarming and plausible article for TomDispatch about the likelihood of a Fukushima-type accident at the Indian Point nuclear power plant outside New York City. 344 more words


Event Reports: A scram, a radiation release at a recycling center and yet another drunk supervisor

Just a few items from this week’s Event Reports at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission website:

  1. On Wednesday, the Seabrook nuclear station informed the NRC that the facility’s sole reactor had shut itself down just before 3 am following a turbine trip.
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Energy bills are going down for MS Entergy customers

JACKSON, Miss. — There’s good news for Entergy customers in Mississippi.

Your energy bills are going down.

It’s the first drop of the year and will mean customers could see an average reduction of about $11 on their bills starting in April. 108 more words