30 Nov '17, 10am

Critics Demand Clean Energy Guarantees for Diablo Canyon Closure

Critics Demand Clean Energy Guarantees for Diablo Canyon Closure

Diablo Canyon, California’s last operating nuclear power plant, will close by 2025. Everyone agrees on that. But how to replace the plant’s 2.3 gigawatts of energy without adding carbon emissions -- and how to keep its workers and surrounding communities supported through its eventual retirement -- are much more contentious issues. On Tuesday, the California Public Utilities Commission heard a final set of oral arguments over the proposed decision that will guide Diablo Canyon’s nearly decade-long glide path to closure, and lay the groundwork for PG&E to procure the energy, capacity and reliability resources to take its place. The initial plan, announced last summer , was a joint settlement agreement between the utility and multiple parties with a stake in its outcome, and included a first-of-a-kind commitment to replace the plant’s capacity with zero-carbon emissions reso...

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