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Phillips 66 rail project – explosive risks far outweigh the benefits

OPINION By MESA REFINERY WATCH GROUP CHAIR PERSON LINDA REYNOLDS In 1955, San Luis Obispo County approved a plan to bring crude oil to its Nipomo Mesa Santa Maria Refinery via pipeline. Over the years, the Nipomo refinery was operated... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon is safe

OPINION By GARY KIRKLAND The Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant is one of the safest places on earth. Back in the 1980’s, I took a tour of the plant as a science teacher in this county. We went wherever we wished, except... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay power plant to shut down in February

Dynegy announced plans to retire its 50-year old Morro Bay natural gas-fired power plant in February because the plant is no longer profitable. Company spokeswoman Katy Sullivan said Dynegy was unable to get a long-term power sales contract to keep... (Continue reading)

California off track for 80 percent carbon cut

California will fall short of its 2050 greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal if the state does not adopt aggressive measures to fight climate changer, a U.S. Department of Energy report says. [LA Times] The state is on pace to comply... (Continue reading)

California Valley solar plant producing power

The California Valley Solar Ranch is now operational and delivering enough electricity to power 100,000 homes annually. [Tribune] The Solar Ranch is one of two photovoltaic plants on the Carrizo Plain. The Topaz Solar Farm, the larger of the two... (Continue reading)

Fire causes power outage in Cambria

UPDATE: PG&E has update the estimated time of power restoration to 10 p.m. A power outage has left 611 PG&E customers without electricity in Cambria. Shortly after 10:30 a.m., Cambria Community Services District firefighters responded to a transformer fire. Shortly... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon reactor at half power

The Unit 1 reactor at Diablo Canyon Power Plant is at half power following the malfunction of a feedwater pump. [KSBY] The feedwater pump is responsible for pumping water to a boiler, which generates steam power in the non-nuclear section... (Continue reading)

Gas prices slated to drop 40 cents a gallon

Gas prices are expected to drop between 40 to 45 cents a gallon by the end of October, according to analysts. During the past decade, prices have dropped during this period an average of 23 cents a gallon. [MercuryNews] However,... (Continue reading)

New energy in advancing solar bill

A bill recharging California’s renewable energy plans is expected to skip through the state Assembly and make it to Gov. Jerry Brown for signature. (San Francisco Chronicle) The measure by Assemblyman Henry Perea (D-Fresno) is considered the most significant energy... (Continue reading)

Oil, business groups predict energy crisis

A new business group claims that California’s efforts to deal with climate change is setting the stage for another energy crisis. Californians for Affordable and Reliable Energy (CARE) is a coalition of manufacturers and oil companies, most of which have... (Continue reading)

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