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Ca Will Close Last Nuclear Plant
« on: January 12, 2018, 06:53:46 AM »




Ya gotta love it, the left once more cuts off their own nose to spite their face.
Oh, and the claim that: "Pacific Gas said it would transition Diablo Canyon to produce wind and solar power." Is a total lie, because for one, the area is not conducive to solar, seeing how much of the year it's shrouded in fog, and the only viable place to put wind turbines is nowhere near the area because it requires unobstructed wind, while the area is coastal foothills creating, what we refer to as "Dirty Wind", meaning rough and inconsistent with constant turbulence.
Oh, that, and the fact that the Ca. PUC is run by leftist Moonbeam appointees that hate everything good.

Q is correct. "These People Are Stupid".


California’s last nuclear plant will close in 2025, state utility regulators confirmed Thursday, the latest blow to a declining industry that provides nearly two-thirds of America’s carbon-free electricity.

The California Public Utilities Commission unanimously decided to close the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant, even as the state embarks on one of the country’s most aggressive efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. opened Diablo Canyon, the state’s largest power plant, in 1985 despite protests from environmentalists. Diablo Canyon supplies 9 percent of California’s electricity.

Once it closes, California won't have any nuclear plants for the foreseeable future. A state law prevents building more nuclear plants until the federal government devises a long-term solution to handle their waste.

“With this decision, we chart a new energy future by phasing out nuclear power here in California,” said commission President Michael Picker, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “We’ve looked hard at all the arguments, and we agree the time has come.”

Pacific Gas had already announced it would close Diablo Canyon when its two federal operating licenses expire in 2024 and 2025 as part of an agreement with environmental groups. Per the terms of that deal, Pacific Gas said it would transition Diablo Canyon to produce wind and solar power.

But the utility commission declined to endorse much of that agreement, approving less money to retain and retrain its employees, and providing no requirement that the plant’s nuclear power be replaced by renewable energy.

“What will happen in California is what we’ve seen happen in every other place when nuclear plants are taken offline,” said Rich Powell, executive director of ClearPath Foundation, which advocates for clean energy. “People say we will replace nuclear with renewables and efficiency standards, but it ends up getting replaced largely by unmitigated fossil fuels.”

“This anti-nuclear narrative that it can be so easily replaced really doesn't hold water,”


Pacific Gas said it would transition Diablo Canyon to produce wind and solar power.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/californias-last-nuclear-plant-to-close/article/2645672
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Re: Ca Will Close Last Nuclear Plant
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 04:38:52 PM »
Doesn't California have notoriously HIGH electric rates?

This makes as much sense as passing a law requiring all residents to hold-their-breath for 30 seconds each day to reduce CO2 output.
Or a law like the Chinese limiting families to 2 kids, to reduce overall carbon footprints statewide.
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Re: Ca Will Close Last Nuclear Plant
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 04:59:54 PM »
Doesn't California have notoriously HIGH electric rates?

This makes as much sense as passing a law requiring all residents to hold-their-breath for 30 seconds each day to reduce CO2 output.
Or a law like the Chinese limiting families to 2 kids, to reduce overall carbon footprints statewide.
I don't know how it is in other states, but when I opened my first business back in the 70s, I was shocked when I got my first electric bill, it was beyond painful, turns out, the PUC passed an action that business pay 30% more for electricity to offset the cost to the lowly people of the state.
And yes, electricity costs out here are ridiculous, add to that, "Green energy funding, FEES". Yes, Ca residents are forced to support Marxist policy, by claiming it's an FEE, not a tax.. :rolleyes:

Personally, I don't give a damn, I haven't been on the grid for 30 years, so let them rot.
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Re: Ca Will Close Last Nuclear Plant
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 05:09:23 PM »
I don't know how it is in other states, but when I opened my first business back in the 70s, I was shocked when I got my first electric bill, it was beyond painful, turns out, the PUC passed an action that business pay 30% more for electricity to offset the cost to the lowly people of the state.
And yes, electricity costs out here are ridiculous, add to that, "Green energy funding, FEES". Yes, Ca residents are forced to support Marxist policy, by claiming it's an FEE, not a tax.. :rolleyes:

Personally, I don't give a damn, I haven't been on the grid for 30 years, so let them rot.

WAIT...!!!   You mean you're using California resources without paying!?!?!  There's gotta be a tax for that.
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Re: Ca Will Close Last Nuclear Plant
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 05:33:11 PM »
WAIT...!!!   You mean you're using California resources without paying!?!?!  There's gotta be a tax for that.
Oh, they've talked about taxing people off the grid, but that's all it was, loony talk.
However, they are serious about taxing us for water useage, though I get mine from an Artesian spring, they want to scour County list of well users and smack a meter on them.
I'm completely off the grid for a reason, it's none of their damn business how I live. God knows how much I hate these Marxists and can't wait till the state collapses.
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