CORTLANDT, N.Y. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a Clean Power Plan this week, and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy acknowledged Entergy-Indian Point Energy Center’s environmental protection efforts are already underway.
Entergy-Indian Point Energy Center released the following statement regarding McCarthy’s comments, saying, “We appreciate Administrator McCarthy’s statement that Entergy is a company that already takes climate and carbon risk into its business planning processes.
"In 2000, Entergy was the first U.S. utility to place a voluntary cap on its carbon emissions – a cap that currently stands at 20% below 2000 emission levels. We believe that Entergy’s nuclear facilities in New York, including the Indian Point Energy Center, will be essential components of the State’s plan for compliance with this rule, as those facilities provide around-the-clock, base load power with virtually zero carbon emissions. Entergy is reviewing the EPA’s extensive proposal and looks forward to a continuing dialogue with stakeholders about its details.”
The EPA released its proposed Clean Power Plan on Monday, June 2, which requires a 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants by 2030.
Indian Point Energy Center located in Buchanan, is home to unit 2 and unit 3 nuclear power plants, which generate approximately 2000 megawatts of electricity for homes, business and public facilities in New York City and Westchester County.