Carbon Free California Applauds NRC’s Efforts to Ensure Diablo Canyon Continues Operating Safely

(May 3, 2023) – Today, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held a meeting in San Luis Obispo to provide an overview of the license renewal process for the Diablo Canyon Power Plant and presented the end of cycle assessment of safety performance at Diablo Canyon. In response, Carbon Free California Executive Director Dan Richard issued the following statement:
“As the state works toward extending operations at Diablo Canyon, it is essential that we move forward with due diligence and care. Carbon Free California welcomes the NRC’s thorough evaluation process to ensure safety and reliability at the plant and applauds the agency for including the local San Luis Obispo community in the discussion. Keeping Diablo Canyon online will expedite California’s efforts to meet its climate objectives by providing a major building block for achieving a carbon-free grid.

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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