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California tries to pass the buck on Diablo Canyon

Todd Snitchler writes in The Washington Examiner about California’s energy mistakes.

The C3 Take
  • The government-mandated renewables-only frenzy in California, which led to the closure of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plan, has hurt electricity reliability in the state.
  • The Newsom administration is now turning to the federal government for bailouts to fix California’s energy mistakes.
  • Regulators and policymakers in the state can meet climate goals and protect consumers by embracing a grid strategy that prioritizes reliability and emissions reductions, instead of emissions reductions only.
  • In order for any meaningful climate progress to occur, affordable and reliable energy must be a key priority.

“California policymakers made choices that rendered nuclear power unfeasible in its market, struggled to supply its citizens with power due to those policy choices, and are now seeking federal tax dollars to fix this self-inflicted problem.”

Read the full article here.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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