Carbon Free California Applauds Newsom Proposal to Keep Diablo Canyon Open

Gov. Newsom’s proposal would enable Diablo Canyon Power Plant to continue generating carbon-free power.  

(August 25, 2022) – Today, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration released a proposal to ensure the state can meet its climate and clean energy goals while maintaining a reliable power supply for all Californians. In response, Carbon Free California released the following statement:

“We applaud the Newsom administration for developing a plan to maintain reliable, carbon-free energy at Diablo Canyon. Utilizing Diablo Canyon in tandem with a comprehensive, aggressive renewable energy strategy will help California fight climate change and meet its clean energy goals more quickly, more reliably and at a lower cost to Californians.”

About Carbon Free California

Carbon Free California is funded by California-based entrepreneurs and brings together leaders from business, the environmental community, labor and the technology sector to focus on creating a pathway to a carbon-free future and securing the clean, reliable energy needed to power the world’s fifth-largest economy. Carbon Free California believes the state must pursue all forms of emission-free energy to address the climate crisis and achieve our urgent emission reduction goals. Extending the operation of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant will bolster the grid with reliable carbon-free energy and enable the state to transition to increasing shares of wind and solar power, while avoiding disruptive and costly rolling blackouts. Carbon Free California receives no funding from utility or nuclear industry interests. 

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