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Environmental Benefit

We are committed to keeping Vermont's environment strong and healthy. By avoiding the need to burn large quantities of coal, gas or oil fossil fuel to generate electricity, Vermont Yankee has saved more than 50 million tons of carbon and other pollutants from being released into the environment. As a result, Vermont has the second-lowest per-capita carbon footprint of any state in the U.S.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the most effective emissions control strategy for electric utilities is to increase nuclear generation.

Entergy 2012 Sustainability Report