Fear of blackouts sways California lawmakers on nuclear power plant extension

  

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Via:  magicschoolbusdropout  •  4 weeks ago  •  7 comments

By:   Camille von Kaenel

Fear of blackouts sways California lawmakers on nuclear power plant extension
California lawmakers agreed early Thursday to postpone the planned closure of the state’s last nuclear power plant

SHOCKING !

JUST SHOCKING !

No "Pun" Intended........ snicker

Does that mean SOME, are figuring out going "ALL Green" , Really Isn't the way to go ?

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S ACRAMENTO — California lawmakers agreed early Thursday to postpone the planned closure of the state’s last nuclear power plant, accepting a divisive plan proposed by Gov. Gavin Newsom as part of a broad energy package pushed through in the final days of the legislative session.

In a session that extended past 1 a.m., lawmakers accepted the Newsom administration’s argument that the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant, which was scheduled to close in 2025 and provides nearly 10 percent of the state’s power, must be allowed to stay online to prevent a shortage of power and avoid blackouts as California works to transition away from fossil fuels in the coming years.

The larger energy package, including the future of Diablo Canyon, was the central focus of the administration at the end of the legislative session, reflecting the importance of the issue in a state where there is widespread support for action on climate policy but also a precarious power grid strained by intense heat waves and drought.

“It says to the rest of the country, to other climate leaders or deniers or whoever they are, that California is insistent on hitting our clean energy goals, but at the same time not doing something foolish that will increase our reliance on dirty fuels and more costly fuel from other sources,” said state Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa), who co-authored the Diablo Canyon extension legislation, in an interview before the vote.

Their vote took place  against the backdrop of a punishing heat wave  expected to last through the Labor Day weekend that has prompted state officials to urge people to conserve energy to prevent blackouts.

Any future blackouts that resulted from the closure of the nuclear plant would be blamed on the Democrats, one lawmaker warned.


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magicschoolbusdropout
Freshman Principal
1  seeder  magicschoolbusdropout    4 weeks ago

THIS:

Any future blackouts that resulted from the closure of the nuclear plant would be blamed on the Democrats, one lawmaker warned.

Probably Changed their minds about the ludicrous Immediate ALL GREEN Plan, They, Liberals, Think will work  !

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Ronin2
Professor Quiet
1.1  Ronin2  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @1    4 weeks ago

They wanted to be able to plug in their high end EV's. 

Not to mention they didn't want to hear from their kids; ever. Cell phones, computers, pads, and tv all requested for diminished use? Democrats would have to vote kids attend school 24/7.

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Freshman Quiet
1.1.1  afrayedknot  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1    4 weeks ago

“Not to mention they didn't want to hear from their kids; ever.”

Ridiculous, even if only meant as satire. 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
Professor Guide
1.1.2  Greg Jones  replied to  afrayedknot @1.1.1    4 weeks ago

It sure ruffled your feathers, it appears.

 
 
 
squiggy
Sophomore Quiet
2  squiggy    4 weeks ago

They have until '35 to perfect the Sailcar.

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
Freshman Principal
2.1  seeder  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  squiggy @2    4 weeks ago
They have until '35 to perfect the Sailcar.

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squiggy
Sophomore Quiet
2.1.1  squiggy  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @2.1    4 weeks ago

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 Put a saddle on it and it's showroom ready.

 
 

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