Calls to keep the half-century-old Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant from closing mid-decade are getting louder.
During a Feb. 15 House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis hearing focused on creating a clean, affordable and reliable grid, two Republican committee members insisted the large nuclear plant on California’s Central Coast is needed to keep the […]
Utility regulators rejected cost and safety concerns raised by ratepayer and nuclear safety advocates as they approved without comment a $4.5 billion tab to decommission the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Consumer advocates’ concerns did not reveal “factual, legal, or technical errors in the proposed decision,” according to the CPUC decision.
Released with much fanfare, no doubt given the attention focused on the Climate COP 26 summit, was last week’s study from a Stanford and MIT team finding that keeping the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant online at least a decade past its closure date would produce huge dollar and greenhouse gas savings.
Keeping the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant running 10 years past the expiration of its federal operating licenses would save an estimated $2.6 billion in power system costs and avoid a 10% rise in carbon dioxide emissions from gas-fired plants compared to 2017 levels, according to a report by Stanford University and the […]
A $3.9 billion settlement between Pacific Gas & Electric, ratepayer advocates, nuclear watchdogs, and others to decommission the utility’s Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant gets a green light under a California Public Utilities Commission proposed decision.