Nuclear Power


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.

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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.

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September 7, 2011

Water: The New Oil

By Jonathan Marshall

As the Earth warms and the world’s population grows, competition for dwindling supplies of fresh water will intensify. As the biggest industrial user of water, the energy sector can either fight to maintain its share, or learn to conserve.

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August 24, 2011

What Price Renewable Energy?

By Jonathan Marshall

All Americans should applaud the leadership shown by California and other states in promoting greener sources of energy at a time when signs of global climate change are becoming ever more ominous.

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July 28, 2011

PG&E Demonstrates Seismic Test Equipment for Public

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Four large trucks were staged in a San Luis Obispo parking lot on Wednesday (July 27) afternoon as PG&E held live demonstrations of ground-vibrating trucks to be used to help further understand earthquake faults in San Luis Obispo County

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July 27, 2011

PG&E Demonstrates 2D Seismic Testing at Open House

PG&E provided live demonstrations Wednesday (July 27) of how ground-vibrating trucks will conduct advanced seismic tests later this year to gain a better understanding of earthquake faults near the Diablo Canyon Power Plant.

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