Nuclear Power


June 28, 2016

PG&E Calls State Lands Commission Vote ‘Critical First Step’ for Historic Clean Energy Plan

The State Lands Commission’s vote to approve a lease extension necessary to run the Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) to 2025 was a critical first step toward realizing the historic clean energy plan jointly proposed by PG&E, labor and leading environmental organizations, PG&E said.

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June 8, 2016

Newsweek Ranks PG&E as Nation’s Greenest Energy Provider

In one of the most recognized global measures of corporate environmental performance, PG&E has been ranked as the nation’s greenest energy company by Newsweek. PG&E placed first among electric and natural gas utilities, and No. 15 overall, in the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings of the 500-largest publicly traded companies in the United States.

May 2, 2016

Diablo Canyon Unit 2 Safely Shuts Down for Planned Refueling and Maintenance Outage

On Sunday (May 1) at 12:02 a.m., operators at PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant safely took Unit 2 offline for a planned refueling and maintenance outage.

February 29, 2016

Boy Scouts Earn Nuclear Badge through New Partnership with PG&E

PG&E recently joined with the Boy Scouts of America Los Padres Council to host a new merit badge event for more than 40 local boy scouts.

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February 5, 2016

PG&E’s Carbon Emissions Remain among Nation’s Lowest

Carbon emissions PG&E delivered from its electricity remained low in 2014, despite another year of extreme drought in California. The results reflect the company’s strong commitment to clean energy and efforts to decarbonize the electric grid.

November 5, 2015

PG&E Takes Part in Kern County Energy Summit

More than 400 energy industry leaders gathered this week in oil-rich Kern County to discuss everything from solar and wind energy to natural gas and nuclear energy. PG&E’s Tom Jones spoke about Diablo Canyon Power Plant.

October 23, 2015

Diablo Canyon Power Plant Weatherman Has a Passion for Clean Energy

John Lindsey has a passion for weather and enjoys sharing his knowledge with the community at large, including with local school children. He’s just one of the many dedicated employees at Diablo Canyon Power Plant spotlighted during Nuclear Science week.

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October 21, 2015

Diablo Canyon Engineer Helping Energize a New Generation

Will Landreth is a procurement engineer at Diablo Canyon Power Plant who also happens to be pretty good at stand-up comedy. He combined those talents when he visited Ocean View Elementary School in Arroyo Grande this week to teach children how nuclear power benefits them and the environment.

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October 19, 2015

PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Celebrates Nuclear Science Week

PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant celebrates Nuclear Science Week on Oct. 19-23 as part of a nationwide event that calls attention to the benefits of nuclear science, including its invaluable contribution to zero-emissions power generation.

April 28, 2015

PG&E Receives Initial Feedback on Diablo Canyon Seismic Safety Assessment

During a public Nuclear Regulatory Commission meeting today, PG&E experts presented findings on the seismic hazard assessment recently performed for the Diablo Canyon Power Plant. The extensive work, performed over several years with independent expertise and review, demonstrates the plant can withstand potential earthquakes in the region.

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March 27, 2015

At Wall Street Journal Conference, CEO Earley Sees ‘Great Opportunity’ in Building the Utility of the Future

At a conference sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, PG&E Chairman and CEO Tony Earley said that utilities are focused on building a 21st-century infrastructure that not only maximizes the benefits of emerging energy technologies for customers, but also allows meaningful progress on environmental goals, fuels economic growth and ensures the continued safety, reliability and affordability of electricity and natural gas.

November 10, 2014

Diablo Canyon Unit 2 Safely Returns to Full Power

PG&E today announced that Unit 2 at Diablo Canyon Power Plant safely returned to 100 percent power after a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage that began on Oct. 5. Unit 1 is safely operating at 100 percent power.

Lane Biermann says working as a machinist at Diablo Canyon has "heightened my attention to detail." (Photo by Josh Ernstrom.)
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.

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