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Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom suggested Friday he would support keeping the state’s last nuclear power plant open in a sudden reversal.

Newsom appeared to suggest he would back an effort from Diablo Canyon, the state’s only remaining nuclear plant, to request federal funds to help save the facility from shutting down, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. The Biden administration unveiled a $6 billion credit program earlier in April to help prevent nuclear plants from shutting down for economic reasons.

The article goes on to state the following:

“The requirement is by May 19 to submit an application, or you miss the opportunity to draw down any federal funds if you want to extend the life of that plant,” Newsom told the LA Times. “We would be remiss not to put that on the table as an option.”


Newsom has previously said that the plant is not needed for the future of California’s clean energy goals. Newsom spokesperson Erin Mellon wrote in an email in December that Newsome would not try to intervene to keep the plant operating.

Mellon told the San Luis Obispo Tribune at the time, “Our retail energy providers are already in the process of procuring new energy projects to replace the energy produced by Diablo Canyon.”

Mellon told the Daily Caller News Foundation in an email, “The Governor is in support keeping all options on the table to ensure we have a reliable grid, especially as we head into a summer where [California Independent System Operator] expects California could have more demand than supply during the kind of extreme events that California has experienced over the past two summers.”

She added, “This includes considering an extension to Diablo Canyon which continues to be an important resource as we transition to clean energy.”

Los Angeles Times tweeted Friday, “With the threat of power shortages looming and the climate crisis worsening, Gov. Gavin Newsom may attempt to delay the long-planned closure of California’s largest electricity source: the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant.”

“Newsom told the L.A. Times editorial board Thursday that the state would seek out a share of $6 billion in federal funds meant to rescue nuclear reactors facing closure, money the Biden administration announced this month. Diablo Canyon owner Pacific Gas & Electric is preparing to shutter the plant — which generated 6% of the state’s power last year — by 2025.”

“He said state officials could decide later whether to pursue that option. And a spokesperson for the governor clarified that Newsom still wants to see the facility shut down long term. It’s been six years since PG&E agreed to close the plant. But Newsom’s willingness to consider a short-term reprieve reflects a shift in the politics of nuclear power after decades of public opposition fueled by high-profile disasters such as Chernobyl and Three Mile Island.”

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Only for millions in taxpayer money to Lind his bank account!! Forget that nuclear is clean viable energy and e we pups save many Californians on their energy bills.

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