Posts Tagged: Diablo Canyon

Opinion

Did an emergency text message keep our lights on? Yes and no

Wind-driven generators capture and deliver energy. (Photo: VG Foto, via Shutterstock)

OPINION: When Californians received an emergency text alert recently urging them to cut energy use, they probably didn’t know how much they were needed to avoid power outages. Electricity demand almost surpassed supply during a record heat wave worsened by climate change. And yet, unlike August 2020, outages never came.

Opinion

As climate change deepens, we need Diablo Canyon more than ever

The Diablo Canyon nuclear power station in San Luis Obispo County near Avila Beach. (Photo: Wikipedia

OPINION: Gov. Newsom’s announcement that his Administration would ask the California Legislature to authorize continued operation of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant was welcomed by many energy experts. Keeping the plant open would improve the resilience of the state’s grid and decrease the likelihood of blackouts.

Letters

Letter to the Editor: CPUC responds to commentary on Diablo Canyon

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) would like to respond to the April 4, 2022, op-ed by Californians for Green Nuclear Power in Capitol Weekly, titled, Closing Diablo Canyon spurs fears over replacement power. It is highly inaccurate to suggest that the State plans to replace Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant mostly with Wyoming coal-fired generation. 

Opinion

Closing Diablo Canyon spurs fears over replacement power

The Diablo Canyon nuclear power station on the coast of Central California. (Photo: Tracey Adams, via Wikipedia and Flickr)

OPINION: California’s power is expensive and polluting – but doesn’t have to be.
The state of California plans to replace Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) mostly with Wyoming coal-fired generation. The source of the replacement power will remain hidden until 2025, when Californians can’t stop the state

News

Diablo Canyon: To be or not to be?

The Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in San Luis Obispo County at Avila Beach. (Photo: Michael L. Baird, via Wikipedia)

A final decision looms on whether to close California’s last operating nuclear power plant. The California Public Utilities Commission will hear closing arguments tomorrow, Nov. 28, on the fate of the controversial Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County. The commission is expected to make a decision by the end of the year.

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