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Lands Commission extends leases to keep Diablo Canyon running until 2025

By   /  Wednesday, June 29th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Lands Commission extends leases to keep Diablo Canyon running until 2025

The California State Lands Commission unanimously approved two land lease extensions that may keep the Diablo Canyon Power Plant running until 2025. After nearly a full day of public testimony, the commission approved two lease extensions for water intake structures and breakwaters at the plant that are used to pipe cooling water through the reactors Read More →

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Diablo Canyon’s long goodbye

By   /  Friday, June 24th, 2016  /  Central Coast, Energy, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on Diablo Canyon’s long goodbye

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Critics want pipeline regulators to be tougher, accountable

By   /  Friday, June 24th, 2016  /  Energy, middle, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Critics want pipeline regulators to be tougher, accountable

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Dubroff: Fukushima nuclear disaster doomed Diablo Canyon

By   /  Friday, June 24th, 2016  /  Central Coast, Columns, Energy, Latest news  /  5 Comments

Henry Dubroff

Few people on the Central Coast took note of March 11 as the fifth anniversary of Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. But you can trace the June 21 announcement that PG&E won’t operate the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant near Avila Beach beyond 2025 to the earthquake and tsunami on the Japanese coast that destroyed four Read More →

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PG&E to close Diablo Canyon Power Plant by 2025

By   /  Tuesday, June 21st, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on PG&E to close Diablo Canyon Power Plant by 2025

Pacific Gas and Electric plans to close the Diablo Canyon Power Plant near Avila Beach by 2025, the company announced June 21. The nuclear power plant has been controversial since starting operations in 1985 because fault lines run under and near the plant. PG&E said in a news release that it has plans to replace Read More →

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Dynegy in talks to sell Morro Bay power plant

By   /  Friday, June 17th, 2016  /  Central Coast, Energy, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on Dynegy in talks to sell Morro Bay power plant

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Plains ordered to take more corrective actions before restarting Lines 901 and 903

By   /  Thursday, June 16th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Plains ordered to take more corrective actions before restarting Lines 901 and 903

Updated on June 17 at 10:50 a.m.: Federal regulators have ordered Plains All American Pipeline to improve its inaccurate pipeline inspection process, implement better leak detection measures such as installing additional shutoff valves, expand its emergency training, and repair the pipeline before restarting Line 901. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued on June 16 its Read More →

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