As Power Buildup Fails, Chances Grow California Preserves Nuclear Plant

May 4, 2022
Prospects are rising that California policymakers will reverse their previous stances and decide to keep the state’s remaining nuclear power plant -- Diablo Canyon -- open past its scheduled 2025 shutdown, as power generators fail to build up enough electricity capacity to cover the state during hotter summers caused by climate change, officials say. The dynamic is sparking optimism among supporters of carbon-free nuclear power that officials more broadly will embrace the technology as a key tool to address climate...

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