Journal News reports that Franz Litz is set to take position as Chief of Pace’s Climate Center this Monday. Litz does not “believe in shutting down Indian Point if it’s going to be replaced by natural gas plants, as some have suggested.”
From the article:
“There are no emissions from nuclear. I think we can come up with a sensible plan to replace it, but it shouldn’t just be resorting to natural gas,” he said. “We need to increase conservation. But I’m not naive enough to think we can replace Indian Point with rooftop solar panels.”
The first order of business, he said, will be analyzing where the replacement power is going to come from if Indian Point is closed in the near future — like when its last license runs out in December 2015.
Read the full Journal News article.
Read more on Pace’s Energy and Climate Center.