The Indian Point nuclear power plant will retire its two reactors in 2020 and 2021, taking 2,000 MW of generating capacity offline in downstate New York. To mitigate climate impacts, New York must ensure that renewable energy and energy efficiency, rather than natural gas generation, replace the imminent loss of carbon-free generation. This objective aligns with state goals: the build out of renewables, storage, and energy efficiency required to meet New York’s 2025 clean energy targets will far exceed the loss in generation and capacity from Indian Point.

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