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The Dog that Did Not Bark: A Nuclear Power Story

July 6, 2015 by NRDC Switchboard
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Nuclear Energy Policy

A memorable Sherlock Holmes story involves "the curious incident of the dog" that did not bark when expected, and a much more contemporary California version involves calm in the aftermath of a sudden 2013 retirement for two giant nuclear power plants.[read more]

Too Big to Fail?

April 1, 2014 by Lucas Davis
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Son Onofre Closure

The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) was closed abruptly in February 2012. During the previous decade, SONGS had produced about 8% of the electricity generated in California, so its closure had a pronounced impact on California’s wholesale electricity market.[read more]

California's Plan to Replace San Onofre Nuclear: Green Success or Natural Gas Giveaway?

March 18, 2014 by Jeff St. John
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San Onofre Replacement

The long-range plan to replace 2,200 megawatts of shuttered Southern California nuclear power will include new natural gas-fired power plants, as well as a hefty share of green alternatives. But advocates of an all-green replacement strategy are still pushing for smart, distributed clean alternatives.[read more]

California's Great SONGS Debate: Gas-Fired Power vs. Green Alternatives

February 13, 2014 by Jeff St. John
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California and the Nuclear Debate

Down in Southern California, a battle over the state’s energy future has just been set in motion. At issue is the loss of the 2,200-megawatt San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station (SONGS) -- and the debate over how much green energy can be relied on to replace it.[read more]

Cost of Closing San Onofre Nuclear Plant: 13.6 Billion

July 29, 2013 by Rod Adams
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Dan McSwain, a business columnist and investigative reporter, has published an article about closing the San Onofre nuclear plant that estimates consumers will be required to pay least $13.6 billion in additional costs as a result of the unplanned, early retirement.[read more]