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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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Impact of Diablo Canyon closure needs studying

By   /  Friday, April 29th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Impact of Diablo Canyon closure needs studying

We didn’t pull any punches when we wrote about California’s war on business in the April 22 edition of the Business Times. For a classic example of the kind of thinking that’s just wrong about California’s path forward, it’s worth looking at opposition to SB 968. Introduced by Sen. Bill Monning, a Democrat from Santa Read More →

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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.