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NY Building Congress: City needs more gas pipelines to offset Indian Point closure

(BLOG POST) — A new report released by the New York Building Congress says New York City needs more natural gas pipelines before the planned closure of the Indian Point nuclear plant.

The study titled “Electricity Outlook: Powering New York City’s Future” says that New York City’s need for energy will expand as Indian Point’s scheduled 2021 deactivation approaches. It points out that 81.5% of the city’s electricity comes from natural gas burned in the five boroughs—and that more will be needed to keep New York’s lights on once the Indian Point nuclear plant is taken offline.

Read the full blog post here.