9 Dec 2016
Editor’s Note: Current’s annual holiday break will be the final two weeks of December. The last issue of this year will be published Dec. 16. The first issue of 2017 will be published on Jan. 6.
A day-long meeting at the California Public Utilities Commission zeroed in on the Diablo dilemma. How much clean replacement power will be needed in eight years given loss of ratepayers and greater energy efficiency and distributed solar systems is a key issue in the proceeding on the planned retirement of California’s last operational nuclear power plant...