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Stay informed with the latest news on Diablo Canyon and Carbon Free California.

Brattle Study

California’s SB 100 bill has committed the state to decarbonize its power grid with a goal of 60% renewable energy by 2030 and 100% clean electric retail sales by 2045. Plans and resource procurements are falling into place to pursue those goals, including through the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC’s) recent Mid-Term Reliability Procurement Order and the ongoing Integrated Resource Plan and Long Term Procurement Plan.

The Brattle Group’s full analysis is available here and a shorter public briefing summary here.

The Brattle Group’s deeper dive on the near-term reliability benefits of retaining Diablo Canyon can be found here.

Media Coverage

September 1, 2022

California lawmakers move to keep the state’s last nuclear plant open

California lawmakers have approved subsidies to keep the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant operating past a scheduled shutdown by 2025 in hopes of helping the state meet its climate change...
Bwnjamin Purper, NPR

Media Coverage

September 1, 2022

California Lawmakers Vote to Keep Last Nuclear Plant Online

The legislature approved a proposal by Governor Gavin Newsom to keep the Diablo Canyon plant, owned by PG&E Corp., running through 2030, rather than closing as previously planned in 2025. California’s...
David R Baker and Mark Chediak, Bloomberg

Media Coverage

August 30, 2022

California’s last nuclear plant too vital to shut down

When California voters recalled then-Gov. Gray Davis in 2003, a year after giving him a second term, they established a new political principle: Governors must, no matter what the political...
Dan Walters, Cal Matters

Media Coverage

August 29, 2022

As climate change deepens, we need Diablo Canyon more than ever

Gov. Newsom’s announcement that his Administration would ask the California Legislature to authorize continued operation of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant was welcomed by many energy experts....
Armond Cohen, Capitol Weekly

Press Release

August 26, 2022

Former Nuclear Critics Issue Support for Extending Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

Today, a group of former critics of nuclear power issued a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislators...
Carbon Free CA

Press Release

August 25, 2022

Carbon Free California Applauds Newsom Proposal to Keep Diablo Canyon Open

Today, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration released a proposal to ensure the state can meet its climate and clean energy goals ...
Carbon Free CA