Thursday, August 11, 2016

USA, California: Closure of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Could be a Boon for Geothermal

Huge Step for Zero-Carbon Replacement of Diablo Canyon (NRDC)

by Ralph Cavanagh, Codirector, Energy program, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Operating California’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant past its 2025 license expiration would cost more than twice what many had anticipated, and significantly more than replacing it with energy efficiency and renewable resources, according to an analysis submitted today to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) by the plant owner. The filing can be found here

NRDC continues to believe that substituting those zero-carbon resources for Diablo Canyon will save electricity users at least $1 billion.

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