Nuclear Power


July 13, 2017

NRC Finds Diablo Canyon Operated Safely in 2016

The federal oversight agency held a public meeting on Wednesday where it delivered Diablo Canyon Power Plant’s annual report card and concluded that PG&E overall operated the facility safely in 2016.

June 15, 2017

PG&E Senior Vice President, Chief Nuclear Officer Ed Halpin to Retire

Ed Halpin, PG&E senior vice president and chief nuclear officer, will retire effective Dec. 31. The date provides the company with the appropriate time to ensure an effective transition period.

January 27, 2017

Diablo Canyon Joint Proposal Reaches Next Milestone in State’s Review Process

As a joint proposal continues concerning the future of PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant continues to move the state’s review process, the company says it is looking forward to carefully reviewing and responding to written responses on the agreement submitted to the CPUC.

September 26, 2016

PG&E Responds to Public Comments on Diablo Canyon Joint Proposal

PG&E today (Sept. 26) filed with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) its response to public comments on a joint proposal to increase investment in energy efficiency, renewables and storage beyond current state mandates while phasing out PG&E’s production of nuclear power in California by 2025.

August 12, 2016

PG&E Partners with Cuesta College and Cal Poly to Train Students for Careers in Energy

PG&E, as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting the San Luis Obispo community and building jobs, has announced joint partnerships with Cuesta College and California Polytechnic State University (“Cal Poly”) to provide educational platforms to train today’s students for tomorrow’s careers in energy.

August 11, 2016

PG&E, Labor and Environmental Groups File Diablo Canyon Joint Proposal with CPUC

PG&E, along with labor and leading environmental groups, today (Aug. 11) filed with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) a joint proposal to increase investment in energy efficiency, renewables and storage beyond current state mandates while phasing out PG&E’s production of nuclear power in California by 2025.

July 26, 2016

PG&E, Labor, Environmental Groups to Continue Discussions on Diablo Canyon Joint Proposal

Together with leading labor and environmental groups, PG&E announced it would delay by two weeks the planned July 28 filing with the CPUC on the joint proposal to increase investment in energy efficiency, renewables and storage while phasing out nuclear power by 2025.

July 8, 2016

In Continued Commitment to Collaboration and Transparency, PG&E Announces Dates for Public Meetings to Discuss Joint Proposal

Community members are invited to participate in four public information meetings regarding PG&E’s earlier announcement to increase energy efficiency, renewables and storage while phasing out nuclear power over the next decade.

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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