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Last CA nuke plant to close

California regulators have made preparations to close Diablo Canyon, the state’s last remaining nuclear power plant, in a move quickly characterized as a turning point in the nation’s approach to energy production and use. “Pacific Gas and Electric Co. announced

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Diablo Canyon’s fate: Greens suspect PG&E con game

One down, one to go. That’s the mind-set of nuclear power opponents who rejoiced over the 2012 closure of the malfunctioning San Onofre nuclear plant in northern San Diego County and are now setting their sights on Pacific Gas &

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CA’s nuclear power in doubt

Despite calls for a resurgence in nuclear power, California could soon shutter its effort to keep the alternative energy going. PG&E’s Diablo Canyon plant, the state’s last, has wound up in the crosshairs. As the Associated Press reported, “the company

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Greens targeting last CA nuclear plant

Environmentalists who hope to shut down California’s last remaining nuclear power plant are expected to attend a State Water Resources Control Board meeting on Tuesday in Sacramento to make their case that the Diablo Canyon facility is unsafe. The board

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CA will struggle to meet key energy goal of governor

A Hoover Institution scholar continues to provide a fresh take on the state of California’s energy policies, highlighting their hidden agendas and examining their feasibility. Previously, a CalWatchdog.com story covered Carson Bruno’s research showing that the state of California has far

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Hoover analyst: CA already met 50% renewable goal

Eureka!  California already surpassed Gov. Jerry Brown’s 50 percent goal for renewable energy power by 2030. It did so, in fact, in 2011. That’s the conclusion of an article in the March-April issue of Eureka, a new periodical by the Hoover

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Costly fallout from San Onofre’s decommission

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a public meeting Thursday in Carlsbad, during which members discussed the process by which the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station will be decommissioned and, importantly, who will ultimately foot the projected $4 billion bill. This

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San Onofre follies: The man-made power shortage 4

Was the San Onofre nuclear plant shut down because problems with its generator systems were so severe that it posed a risk to the 20 million people in Orange, San Diego, Los Angeles and Riverside counties? Or was the nuclear

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Crazifornia: Will it be Gov. Brownout? 29

Feb. 13, 2013 By Laer Pearce On Jan. 31, the strained California electricity grid marked the one year anniversary of the shutting down of Unit 3 at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The reactor was taken off-line when pinhole

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Anti-nuke activists attack San Onofre 20

June 29, 2012 By Joseph Perkins With San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station offline since January, Southern California Edison, the plant’s majority owner, launched an energy conservation campaign this week urging its customers to save power this summer. San Onofre’s two

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