The planned closure of Diablo Canyon is about reducing risk.
Not risk to the community — risk to PG&E.
It’s safer for them to buy electricity from Arizona or Nevada or wherever, add their costs and then sell it to us.
We won’t know the price until we see it on our bills. That power will most likely be produced by burning coal or natural gas.
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And don’t underestimate the hit San Luis Obispo County will take because of the plant’s closure. It’s a good deal for PG&E, not so good for us.
Joel Cehn, Cambria