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Mayors urge CPUC to deny PG&E proposal to close Diablo Canyon

By   /  Thursday, September 15th, 2016  /  Central Coast, Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Mayors urge CPUC to deny PG&E proposal to close Diablo Canyon

A group of mayors from six San Luis Obispo County cities asked the California Public Utilities Commission to deny a proposal to close the Diablo Canyon Power Plant because the proposal does not fully outline steps to be taken to mitigate effects of the closure. In a request filed with the utilities commission on Sept. Read More →

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Dubroff: Voters back green energy but may balk at higher bills

By   /  Friday, July 29th, 2016  /  Columns, Energy, Latest news  /  1 Comment

Henry Dubroff

This has been a big year for green energy. Anti-nuclear groups are celebrating an agreement to close Diablo Canyon nuclear plant near San Luis Obispo, solar costs are on par with conventional resources and a big wind turbine project offshore at Morro Bay is moving rapidly through the approval process. The Public Policy Institute of 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 →