san onofre

NRC Puts San Onofre Complaint to Rest

August 14, 2015 by Dan Yurman

The U.S NRC dismissed a complaint against Southern California Edison (SCE) brought by the anti-nuclear group Friends of the Earth (FOE). It alleged that the utility failed to obtain approval from the NRC for a license amendment to install the new steam generators which ultimately failed[read more]

The Dog that Did Not Bark: A Nuclear Power Story

July 6, 2015 by NRDC Switchboard

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

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

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

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

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]