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Editorial: Earthquake worries rattle future of Diablo Canyon

By   /  Friday, August 29th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Earthquake worries rattle future of Diablo Canyon

The magnitude 6.0 earthquake centered in Southern Napa County this month has again brought the issue of seismic risk at the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant near San Luis Obispo onto the news pages. Reporting by the Associated Press has revealed a deep internal rift at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Officials in the agency are at Read More →

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Last plant standing: PG&E touts safety upgrades at Diablo Canyon

By   /  Friday, October 4th, 2013  /  Central Coast, Features, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Last plant standing: PG&E touts safety upgrades at Diablo Canyon

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Utilities chief touts renewables over nuclear

By   /  Monday, December 10th, 2012  /  Green Coast, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Utilities chief touts renewables over nuclear

In order for California to meet its ambitious goals for carbon emissions reductions, environmental reviews might need to be loosened slightly for renewable energy projects, according to the state’s top utilities regulator. Michael Peevey, the president of the California Public Utilities Commission, gave a wide ranging talk at the Hank Lacayo Institute at CSU Channel Read More →

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Bill Gates: New nuclear could be “energy miracle”

By   /  Friday, March 23rd, 2012  /  Features, Green Coast, Technology  /  3 Comments

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is placing his chips on nuclear technology these days.

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Editorial: PG&E can make Diablo a model for nuclear safety

By   /  Friday, March 16th, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  1 Comment

This pause in relicensing should be a chance for PG&E to make real improvements in safety systems.

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Editorial: Common sense should guide plant relicensing

By   /  Friday, June 24th, 2011  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Common sense should guide plant relicensing

Taking all the time that’s required to get Diablo Canyon’s relicensing right is in the best interest of the nuclear industry.

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A time out to assess Diablo Canyon risks

By   /  Friday, April 15th, 2011  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on A time out to assess Diablo Canyon risks

When the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant began operating near Avila Beach more than20 years ago, it represented a rare economic development opportunity for San Luis Obispo County.

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