Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Newsom Wants to Extend Life of Avila Beach Nuclear Plant
News
By News
Published 2 years ago on
August 12, 2022

Share

 

Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing to extend the life of the state’s last operating nuclear power plant by at least five to 10 years to maintain reliable power supplies in the climate change era.

A draft bill obtained Friday by The Associated Press said the plan would allow the plant to continue operating beyond a scheduled closing by 2025.

The Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant is located in the community of Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo County.

The draft proposal also includes a possible loan for operator Pacific Gas & Electric for up to $1.4 billion.

The proposal was confirmed by Newsom spokesman Anthony York. The bill says impacts of climate change are occurring sooner than anticipated and are simultaneously driving up electrical demand while reducing power supplies.

The draft was obtained ahead of a California Energy Commission meeting on the state’s energy needs and the role the nuclear plant could play.

RELATED TOPICS:

DON'T MISS

Fresno Investigation into Police Chief Balderrama Is Finished: Sources

DON'T MISS

Here’s What’s at Stake for Biden and Trump in This Week’s Presidential Debate

DON'T MISS

Stock Market Today: Most of Wall Street Rallies, Even as Nvidia Drags

DON'T MISS

California Gov. Gavin Newsom to Deliver State of the State Address on Tuesday

DON'T MISS

Russia Summons the American Ambassador Over a Deadly Attack That Moscow Says Used US-Made Missiles

DON'T MISS

Who Are the Winners and Losers in California’s Budget Deal?

DON'T MISS

Supreme Court Rejects COVID-19 Vaccine Appeals from Nonprofit Founded by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

DON'T MISS

Things to Know About the Gender-Affirming Care Case as the Supreme Court Prepares to Weigh In

DON'T MISS

Netanyahu Says He Won’t Agree to a Deal That Ends the War in Gaza, Testing the Latest Truce Proposal

DON'T MISS

Funny Car Legend John Force, 75, Alert After Fiery Crash in Virginia

UP NEXT

Who Are the Winners and Losers in California’s Budget Deal?

UP NEXT

A DA Kept Black Women Off a Jury. California’s Supreme Court Says That Wasn’t Racial Bias

UP NEXT

Coffee Research Center at UC Davis Poised to Deliver a Jolt

UP NEXT

Still Need Your Landline? California Just Stopped AT&T from Pulling the Plug

UP NEXT

California Workplace Safety Board Approves Heat Protections for Indoor Workers, Excluding Prisons

UP NEXT

FBI Raids Several California Homes, Including Oakland Mayor’s

UP NEXT

This Giant Freshwater Fish — North America’s Largest — Gains California Protection

UP NEXT

California Voters Lose a Shot at Checking State and Local Tax Hikes at the Polls

UP NEXT

High-Stakes Deal-Making Continues Behind the Scenes on CA Budget and Ballot

UP NEXT

California Fines Amazon Nearly $6M, Alleging Illegal Work Quotas at 2 Warehouses

California Gov. Gavin Newsom to Deliver State of the State Address on Tuesday

29 mins ago

Russia Summons the American Ambassador Over a Deadly Attack That Moscow Says Used US-Made Missiles

34 mins ago

Who Are the Winners and Losers in California’s Budget Deal?

35 mins ago

Supreme Court Rejects COVID-19 Vaccine Appeals from Nonprofit Founded by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

39 mins ago

Things to Know About the Gender-Affirming Care Case as the Supreme Court Prepares to Weigh In

43 mins ago

Netanyahu Says He Won’t Agree to a Deal That Ends the War in Gaza, Testing the Latest Truce Proposal

50 mins ago

Funny Car Legend John Force, 75, Alert After Fiery Crash in Virginia

2 hours ago

Sonny Gray Allows 1 Hit in 7 Innings as Cardinals Sweep the Reeling Giants

2 hours ago

Glasnow Fans 10, Ohtani Homers Against His Old Team as Dodgers Belt Angels

3 hours ago

One Man Drowns in San Joaquin River, Another Is Hospitalized

3 hours ago

Fresno Investigation into Police Chief Balderrama Is Finished: Sources

The city of Fresno has completed its investigation into Police Chief Paco Balderrama, multiple sources tell GV Wire. Now, any decision about...

45 seconds ago

45 seconds ago

Fresno Investigation into Police Chief Balderrama Is Finished: Sources

14 mins ago

Here’s What’s at Stake for Biden and Trump in This Week’s Presidential Debate

22 mins ago

Stock Market Today: Most of Wall Street Rallies, Even as Nvidia Drags

29 mins ago

California Gov. Gavin Newsom to Deliver State of the State Address on Tuesday

34 mins ago

Russia Summons the American Ambassador Over a Deadly Attack That Moscow Says Used US-Made Missiles

35 mins ago

Who Are the Winners and Losers in California’s Budget Deal?

39 mins ago

Supreme Court Rejects COVID-19 Vaccine Appeals from Nonprofit Founded by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

43 mins ago

Things to Know About the Gender-Affirming Care Case as the Supreme Court Prepares to Weigh In

MENU

CONNECT WITH US

Search

Send this to a friend