CPUC to meet in SLO over planned PG&E rate hike

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will hold a pair of meetings in San Luis Obispo this week to gather input from local residents and ratepayers on PG&E’s plan to raise rates to offset the rising cost of decommissioning the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. Read More …

EVC ousted from $1 million Diablo Canyon closure study

A leadership change is in the works for a study of the economic impact of the planned closure of Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. The cost had ballooned to approximately $1 million while the state of California is in the process of creating a near-duplicate report. Read More …

U.S. Congress to consider funding for locations affected by nuclear plant closures

In similar fashion to the state of California, the United States federal government could attempt to secure funding for agencies in areas like San Luis Obispo County that are taking hits to their budgets as a result of the decommissioning of nuclear power plants. Read More …

Environmental groups allege developers planning 15,000 homes near Avila Beach

Environmental groups have uncovered an email that allegedly reveals a developer or developers’ plan to strike a deal with PG&E so they can build a 15,000-home community in Wild Cherry Canyon near Avila Beach and Diablo Canyon power plant.

If such a deal is in the works, it could violate the terms of PG&E’s Diablo Canyon closure agreement. The email also indicates one of the developers believes the current SLO County Board of Supervisors is supportive of the plan to build the new community. Read More …