California Lawmakers Extend Life of Last Nuclear Power Plant
Posted on September 1, 2022
California legislators have proposed keeping the state’s last power plant open for an additional amount of time.
The Diablo Canyon Plant was set to shut down in 2025, but could now stay open for five additional years.
The extension comes via a $1.4 billion loan for the plant’s owner, Pacific Gas & Electric.
The plant is currently the state’s largest source of electricity. California has a goal of receiving all electricity through clean and renewable sources by the year 2045.
“Maintaining operations at Diablo Canyon will keep our power on while preventing millions of tons of carbon from being released into the atmosphere,” said Isabelle Boemeke of the group Save Clean Energy. “This is a true win-win for the people of California and our planet.”
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