Vermont power plant shuts down for good

Vermont’s only nuclear power plant has shut down for good as of midday on Monday. The plant which supplied power to the New England grid produced more than 171 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity over nearly 43 years. The Governor of Vermont, Peter Shumlin who backed the decision to close the plant said in a statement: “Thanks […]

Rat ‘may have caused latest Fukushima power outage’

A rat has been fingered with the blame for a prolonged power outage at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant this week. Japanese energy firm Tepco said a rodent could have gnawed at a cable or the switchboard causing it to short-circuit on Monday. This led to a 30-hour power loss for the cooling systems which pumped […]