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Good News, Bad News for SoCal Edison on Nuclear Plant

Good News, Bad News for SoCal Edison on Nuclear Plant

Nuclear : Southern California Edison execs are likely breathing a sigh of relief this week after a decision by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, but a proposal before a state agency may not have the same effect.
Nuclear or Solar: Which Gets More Government Subsidies?

Nuclear or Solar: Which Gets More Government Subsidies?

Nuclear : Financial support of distributed solar has been a hot-button issue since the right decided to make the Solyndra bankruptcy a mass media talking point. But solar's got a lot of catching up to do before it enjoys the public subsidy paid out to another form of power generation: nuclear.
Layoffs Start at San Onofre, SoCal's Only Nuclear Power Plant

Layoffs Start at San Onofre, SoCal's Only Nuclear Power Plant

Nuclear : An unpleasant aspect of shutting down Southern California's only nuclear power plant started Monday, as plant operator Southern California Edison (SCE) laid the groundwork to begin laying off about 600 plant workers.
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It's Official: SoCal Edison Notifies Feds of Nuclear Plant Shutdown

It's Official: SoCal Edison Notifies Feds of Nuclear Plant Shutdown

Nuclear : Southern California Edison has made it official: the utility informed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that it has closed down the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station forever.
Expert: Southern California Just Fine Without Nuclear Power Plant

Expert: Southern California Just Fine Without Nuclear Power Plant

The Grid: An expert on California's grid says the concern of rolling blackouts is overblown.
Closing of San Onofre Nuclear Plant Draws Praise

Closing of San Onofre Nuclear Plant Draws Praise

Nuclear : Environmental and citizens' groups and a U.S. Senator are applauding an announcement early Friday that Southern California Edison's San Onofre nuclear power plant will be staying closed permanently. Antinuclear groups are now setting their sights on the state's last remaining nuclear power plant at Diablo Canyon.
San Onofre Nuclear Plant To Close Permanently

San Onofre Nuclear Plant To Close Permanently

Nuclear : SoCal Edison cited mounting costs and regulatory uncertainty as the main reasons for its decision.
SoCal Edison Responds To Boxer's Charges on San Onofre

SoCal Edison Responds To Boxer's Charges on San Onofre

Nuclear : It looks like Senator Barbara Boxer's shot at Southern California Edison over San Onofre may have missed the mark.
Boxer Calls for Justice Department Investigation Into San Onofre

Boxer Calls for Justice Department Investigation Into San Onofre

Nuclear : Senator Barbara Boxer has asked the Justice Department to look into whether plant operator Southern California Edison deliberately misled regulators as the utility replaced aging steam generators at the plant's two remaining units.
San Onofre Nuclear Plant May Close For Good

San Onofre Nuclear Plant May Close For Good

Nuclear : The shut down could happen if the Nuclear Regulatory Commission doesn't approve a plan to restart part of the plant this summer.
Barbara Boxer Blasts San Onofre Nuclear Restart Proposal

Barbara Boxer Blasts San Onofre Nuclear Restart Proposal

Nuclear : Senator Barbara Boxer has slammed a preliminary ruling by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission backing a Southern California Edison (SCE) proposal to restart the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station along the San Diego Coast. The Senator has called for a full investigation into the structural flaws that led to both remaining units of the ailing plant being shut down last year.
Ballot Prop Would Shut Down California's Nuclear Power Plants

Ballot Prop Would Shut Down California's Nuclear Power Plants

Elections: An initiative cleared for signature-gathering last week would shutter California's two remaining nuclear power plants until the federal government has figured out where to put high-level nuclear waste.