Cuomo Is Expected to Confirm Deal to Close Indian Point Nuclear Plant

“We don’t want this to turn into harder impacts on those who are already socially vulnerable,” said Robert Freudenberg, the director of energy and environmental programs for the Regional Plan Association.

Mr. Freudenberg wondered how the proposed shutdown would fit with Mr. Cuomo’s ambitious goal of having half of the power consumed in the state produced from renewable sources, such as wind and solar power, by 2030. “There is no carbon-free source of energy currently in the pipeline to take its place,” he said, referring to Indian Point. “We feel that now the most urgent priority is that the state take all the steps necessary to ramp up the state’s renewable energy supply.”

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