Nuclear Power


October 24, 2014

Meet PG&E’s Lane Biermann

Each day during Nuclear Science Week, Currents will profile a PG&E employee working at its Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County. Today, meet Lane Biermann, a machinist at the plant.

October 23, 2014

Meet PG&E’s Colt Wells

Each day during Nuclear Science Week, Currents will profile a PG&E employee working at its Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County. Today, meet Colt Wells, a chemistry and radiation protection technician.

October 22, 2014

Meet PG&E’s Chris Harrison

Each day during Nuclear Science Week, Currents will profile a PG&E employee working at its Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County. Today, meet Chris Harrison, a safety injection system engineer.

October 21, 2014

Nuclear Science Week: Meet PG&E’s Sam Williams

Each day during Nuclear Science Week, Currents will profile a PG&E employee working at its Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County. Today, meet Sam Williams, a senior reactor operator.

October 20, 2014

Nuclear Science Week: Meet PG&E’s Sarah Risley

Each day during Nuclear Science Week, Currents will profile a PG&E employee working at its Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County. Today, meet Sarah Risley, a nuclear training accreditation specialist.

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February 6, 2014

New Numbers Confirm PG&E’s Energy Among the Cleanest in Nation

PG&E remains one of the cleanest electric utilities in the country, based on new figures made available by The Climate Registry, a non-profit registry of greenhouse gas emissions for North America. PG&E’s carbon dioxide emissions rate was approximately 30 percent below the California average and about one-third of the national utility average in 2012.

January 9, 2014

Clean Energy Poll: And the Winner is . . .

Americans are largely united behind renewable energy and clean transportation, according to a new national consumer survey by Navigant Research — especially solar and wind power, as Jonathan Marshall writes in his NEXT100 blog.

July 8, 2013

PG&E Commends Release of Nuclear Spent Fuel Legislation by Bipartisan Senate Working Group

PG&E released a statement today from Tony Earley, chairman, CEO and president of the PG&E Corporation,commending the introduction of bipartisan legislation that recognized the need to address the nation’s management of used nuclear fuel.

March 15, 2013

DCPP Chapters of Women in Nuclear and North American Young Generation in Nuclear Meet Representatives in Washington

PG&E employees from Diablo Canyon Power Plant met with staffers and elected officials in Washington, D.C., to discuss energy policy issues.

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August 6, 2012

Nuclear Industry Shares Lessons Learned from Fukushima Accident; PG&E Official Key Member of Panel

PG&E’s John Conway joined other industry leaders on the fact-finding trip to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan. The trip was sponsored by the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO), whose mission is to promote the highest levels of safety and reliability in the operation of nuclear electric generating plants. The Nuclear Energy Institute has now released INPO’s “Lessons Learned” Report on Fukushima..

June 28, 2012

Diablo Canyon Power Plant Boosts Area’s Emergency Readiness

San Luis Obispo County has received high marks for emergency preparedness, in large part because of PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant.

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June 25, 2012

Diablo Canyon Returns to Service After Refueling Outage

Diablo Canyon Power Plant’s Unit 1 has returned to full power after a planning outage for refueling and maintenance.

April 2, 2012

PG&E Nuclear Leader Joins Fact-Finding Trip to Japan

A top PG&E executive will join other nuclear industry leaders in a two-week trip to Japan to learn more about the causes and lessons learned from the Fukushima Daiichi accident that followed a huge earthquake and tsunami last year.

Diablo Canyon Power Plant
March 9, 2012

PG&E Reaffirms Commitment to Safety at Diablo Canyon Power Plant

There always has been — and will continue to be — an ongoing effort to maximize and improve safety at the plant located in San Luis Obispo County. PG&E has and continues to take the Fukushima accident seriously.

February 22, 2012

PG&E Names Industry Veteran as New Chief Nuclear Officer

Ed Halpin, a 30-year veteran of the nuclear power industry, has been named senior vice president and chief nuclear officer at PG&E.

"PG&E" refers to Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation.
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