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Mothers for Peace seeking to speed up Diablo Canyon closure

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

In a bid to force the closure of Diablo Canyon power plant prior to the planned shutdown dates of 2024 and 2025, San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace is attempting to intervene in California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) hearings. Mothers... (Continue reading)

Go big on solar or go home

Roger Freberg

OPINION by ROGER FREBERG The impending draw down of Diablo Canyon raises a number of questions, not just for local government entities dependent on the huge tax windfall they’ve enjoyed for decades, but also for PG&E employees, the people who... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon closure the result of failed energy policies

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

OPINION by DAN CARPENTER If you live anywhere on the Central Coast, you’re aware by now that on June 21, PG&E announced it will not seek relicensing of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant when the licenses expire in 2024-2025.... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay wind farm may be operating by 2025

Offshore wind turbines

CORRECTION: The average wind speeds in the area of the proposed wind farm were misstated and are 19 mph. The company planning to construct a wind farm off the coast of Morro Bay aims to have the project operating by... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly seeking to build 18.5 acre solar farm

Cal Poly solatr farm

By John Lindt, Sierra 2 the Sea Cal Poly is seeking to build a five-megawatt solar farm on their land located on the east side of Highway 1 near the California Men’s Colony. Plans are for the solar farm, with... (Continue reading)

30 organizations oppose Diablo Canyon bill

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

Statement by Mothers for Peace Thirty environmental, health and other organizations today announced their opposition to California state legislation that would mandate an analysis of purportedly negative – but not positive – impacts of shutting down the Diablo Canyon nuclear power... (Continue reading)

Offshore wind farm proposed near Morro Bay

Offshore wind turbines

Correction: While the long blade turbines are being designed in the United States, it is not currently part of the Morro Bay project. A plan to build a wind facility off the coast of Morro Bay  is currently moving through... (Continue reading)

Is Gavin Newsom trying to close Diablo Canyon?

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

California’s second-in-command and a leading candidate in the 2018 governor’s race, Gavin Newsom, is predicting Diablo Canyon power plant will close by the time its current licenses expire in 2024 and 2025. Newsom is also using his position as chair... (Continue reading)

Marijuana and assisted suicide bills go to California governor

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A series of medical marijuana regulations passed both houses of the California Legislature just prior to a midnight deadline, and a bill that would legalize assisted suicide also moved on to the governor’s desk Friday. Friday marked the final day... (Continue reading)

PG&E contractor trashes garden

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OPINION By PEG PINARD A few days ago I received a call from Manuel, from Davey Tree Co., saying that they would be trimming the palm trees away from the power lines on Broad Street. This was not unusual as... (Continue reading)



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