After 60 years in operation, a controversial coal-burning power plant in Salem is shutting down.
The Patrick administration has approved construction a new 692-megawatt gas-fired power plant to be located the site of the existing Salem Harbor Station.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has voted to renew the license of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth for another 20 years.
The nuclear accident in Japan is being watched closely by folks in Seabrook, New Hampshire, site of the last nuclear power plant to be built in America.
Sen. John Kerry is urging the Obama administration to rethink its push for a new generation of nuclear power plants.