San Onofre

Nuke storage by the sea

Aguirre equates Southern California Edison to "drunken frat boys"

Concerns over nuclear waste generated by the now-defunct San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station expressed by environmental activists for years took another turn in the spotlight on Monday (July 20), as local activist attorney Mike Aguirre ...

Voice of reason at the Union-Tribune

Editorial notes unfairness of utilities commission's stance on San Onofre

In an editorial this morning (July 20), the Union-Tribune says that the California Public Utilities Commission's (CPUC's) San Onofre decision, socking ratepayers with 70 percent of the costs of the nuclear plant's closure, should be ...

Reverse "rape of the ratepayer"

Consumer group retracts opinion regarding San Onofre shutdown

In a strongly worded statement, San Francisco–based consumer group TURN (The Utility Reform Network) asked the California Public Utilities Commission to set aside its decision to stick ratepayers with an almost $3.3 billion bill for ...

Can SDG&E be forced to do anything?

Dissent among public utilities commissioners on proposed gas-fired power plant

An official decision approving a controversial new gas-fired power plant in Carlsbad has been issued by the California Public Utilities Commission. As promised, commissioner Catherine J.K. Sandoval, who cast the lone vote against approval, appended ...

Nuclear plant could produce fresh water, say scientists

Huge hit to the budget, but it could end California drought problem

A father-son team of scientists writing for the right-leaning news site WorldNetDaily have determined a solution for fighting California's extreme drought. According to Art Robinson, a UC San Diego graduate and former staffer before founding ...

Too rude, San Diego Gas & Electric

California tops as solar producer; utility seeks to profit from grid hookups

California is once again leading the nation in the implementation of solar power, according to a federal study released this week. The state generated 9.9 million megawatt-hours of solar power last year, more than every ...

Nuke waste volleyball

Edison, SDG&E want feds, not state, to decide decommissioning issues

Tons of nuclear waste will be buried in North County as the now-decommissioned San Onofre nuclear plant is taken apart over the next several years. But the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission should have jurisdiction over ...

Take your road and use it

Transportation Corridor Agency denied approval of San Onofre extension

The San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board voted unanimously Monday, March 16, to reject the Orange County Transportation Corridor Agency's second try at getting approval for what it calls “the Tesoro Extension” — and ...

Thomas Edison might be ashamed

Southern California Edison balks at demand for communications disclosure

Energy-industry watchdogs are still wrangling with former San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station operator Southern California Edison over the release of communications both internal and between the utility and its state regulator in the buildup to ...

Fight, surfers, fight!

Proposed road through San Onofre allegedly paved with good intentions

A segment of the strongly opposed and rejected toll road that would have run through San Onofre State Beach is back on the state Regional Water Quality Control Board agenda — with the toll-road operators ...

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