Newsom Stresses Climate In Detailing Plan To Keep Nuclear Plant Open

August 16, 2022
Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is emphasizing the challenges posed by climate change in detailing his new legislative proposal to extend the operation of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant beyond 2025, including a proposed $1.4 billion loan to operator Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E). “In the face of extreme heat, wildfires, and other extreme events that strain our current electrical system, the state is focused on maintaining energy reliability while accelerating efforts to combat climate change,” the governor’s office...

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