Regulators vote to shut down Diablo Canyon, California's last nuclear power plant

Regulators Vote To Shut Down Diablo Canyon, California's Last Nuclear Power Plant

The last remaining nuclear power plant in California will begin shutting down operations in six years as part of a plan approved Thursday by state regulators.

“We chart a new energy future by phasing out nuclear power here in California,” Michael Picker, president of the California Public Utilities Commission, said prior to the 5-0 vote. “We agree the time has come.”

...The utility said Diablo Canyon would be uneconomical to run in the near future because of changes in California’s power grid — specifically, the growth of renewable energy sources, increased energy efficiency measures and the migration of more customers from traditional utilities to new local suppliers under the state’s community choice aggregation program.

Los Angelas Times

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-diablo-canyon-nuclear-20180111-story.html

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