CA Working To Keep Diablo Canyon Nuke Plant Open
FILE - This Nov. 3, 2008, file photo shows one of Pacific Gas and Electric's Diablo Canyon Power Plant's nuclear reactors in Avila Beach, Calif. A state judge recommended Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 that California's largest utility be allowed to increase customer rates by nearly $200 million to cover costs tied to the planned closing of the state's last operating nuclear plant. If approved, the plan for the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant is expected to add pennies a month to bills for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. customers. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant, File) used locally Aug 16th 2022 @ap.images

It’s got a beautiful beachfront home in Avila Beach, on California’s Central Coast in San Luis Obispo County. 

It was the original zero-emissions producer of electricity, starting back in  1985.

It’s name has been making headlines for decades.

And California politicians have been trying to get rid of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant for more than 6 years now.

It’s still there, and could still be there, generating electricity a decade from now.

Why?  Because California does not have the technology or the sources to produce enough electricity just from renewable sources.  So, the plan is to keep Diablo Canyon humming along at least until 2030, maybe 2035.

Even Governor Gavin Newsom supports doing that, and state lawmakers in Sacramento are reviewing legislation to keep Diablo Canyon open.

 

FILE – This Nov. 3, 2008, file photo shows one of Pacific Gas and Electric’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant’s nuclear reactors in Avila Beach, Calif. A state judge recommended Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 that California’s largest utility be allowed to increase customer rates by nearly $200 million to cover costs tied to the planned closing of the state’s last operating nuclear plant. If approved, the plan for the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant is expected to add pennies a month to bills for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. customers. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant, File) used locally Aug 16th 2022

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