There is a grassroots effort in the nuclear community to save Diablo Canyon from premature closure. In 2018, Pacific Gas & Electric worked with the local community, environmental and political groups to finalize a deal that would allow Diablo Canyon to operate until their current operating licenses expire in 2025. If Diablo Canyon closes at that time, California would lose 9% of their current power within the state. This will cause more grid instability and rolling blackouts and further weaken California’s fragile power grid. The Biden administration with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has suggested that California might reconsider closing the facility to avoid losing the always-on source of clean electricity. The Mothers for Nuclear group is involved and has recently organized a rally in December to urge support of continued operation of Diablo Canyon.
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