Pubblicato in: Banche Centrali, Devoluzione socialismo, Stati Uniti

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Il governatore della California Gavin Newsom propone di concedere a PG&E Corp un prestito governativo di 1,4 miliardi di dollari per prolungare di un decennio la vita di una centrale nucleare da essa gestita, mentre lo Stato cerca di rafforzare l’affidabilità elettrica allontanandosi dai combustibili fossili.

La California vuole produrre tutta l’elettricità da fonti pulite entro il 2045, ma ha affrontato sfide con questa transizione, come i blackout durante un’ondata di caldo nel 2020.

Questo include la possibilità di prendere in considerazione una proroga limitata della centrale elettrica di Diablo Canyon (DCPP), che continua a essere una risorsa importante. La proposta di legge autorizzerebbe anche un prestito fino a 1,4 miliardi di dollari al proprietario di Diablo Canyon, la PG&E, per coprire i costi di ri-licenziamento Le attuali licenze federali di Diablo Canyon scadono nel 2024 e nel 2025.

PG&E sta inoltre richiedendo fondi federali separati nell’ambito di un programma del Dipartimento dell’Energia degli Stati Uniti del valore di 6 miliardi di dollari, volto a salvare le centrali nucleari di cui è previsto il pensionamento. Siamo orgogliosi del ruolo che la DCPP svolge nel nostro Stato e siamo pronti a dare il nostro sostegno in caso di cambiamento della politica statale, per contribuire a garantire l’affidabilità della rete ai nostri clienti e a tutti i californiani al minor costo possibile.

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«California Governor Gavin Newsom is proposing to give PG&E Corp a $1.4 billion government loan to extend the life of a nuclear power plant it runs by as much as a decade as the state seeks to shore up electric reliability while moving away from fossil fuels»

«California wants to produce all of its electricity from clean sources by 2045, but has faced challenges with that transition, such as rolling blackouts during a heatwave in 2020»

«This includes considering a limited term extension of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant, which continues to be an important resource. The proposed bill would also authorize a loan of up to $1.4 billion to Diablo Canyon owner PG&E to cover relicensing costs Diablo Canyon’s current federal licenses expire in 2024 and 2025»

«PG&E is also applying for separate federal funds under a $6 billion U.S. Department of Energy program aimed at saving nuclear power plants that are scheduled to retire. We are proud of the role that DCPP plays in our state, and we stand ready to support should there be a change in state policy, to help ensure grid reliability for our customers and all Californians at the lowest possible cost»

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California governor proposes $1.4 billion loan to keep nuclear plant open

Aug 12 (Reuters) – California Governor Gavin Newsom is proposing to give PG&E Corp a $1.4 billion government loan to extend the life of a nuclear power plant it runs by as much as a decade as the state seeks to shore up electric reliability while moving away from fossil fuels, his office said on Friday.

The proposal, which would have to be introduced as a bill in the state legislature, is the latest in a series of steps California has made this year to reconsider its 2016 decision to retire the Diablo Canyon power plant by 2025.  

California wants to produce all of its electricity from clean sources by 2045, but has faced challenges with that transition, such as rolling blackouts during a heatwave in 2020.

“The Governor supports keeping all options on the table as we build out our plan to ensure reliable energy this summer and beyond,” a spokesperson in his office said. “This includes considering a limited term extension of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP), which continues to be an important resource as we transition away from fossil fuel generation to greater amounts of clean energy.”

Under Newsom’s proposal, the state’s utility regulator would delay Diablo Canyon’s retirement to between 2030 and 2035. The extension may require regulatory actions by agencies, including the state’s water control board and its land, utilities and coastal commissions, but it would exempt them from abiding by some environmental laws. It would also make clear that no coastal development permits or additional studies need to be completed by the Coastal Commission.

The proposed bill would also authorize a loan of up to $1.4 billion to Diablo Canyon owner PG&E to cover relicensing costs Diablo Canyon’s current federal licenses expire in 2024 and 2025.

PG&E is also applying for separate federal funds under a $6 billion U.S. Department of Energy program aimed at saving nuclear power plants that are scheduled to retire.  

“We are proud of the role that DCPP plays in our state, and we stand ready to support should there be a change in state policy, to help ensure grid reliability for our customers and all Californians at the lowest possible cost,” PG&E spokesperson Lynsey Paulo said in an emailed statement.

The Biden administration has been pushing to revitalize the waning nuclear industry as part of a plan to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, though just under half of Americans support nuclear power to generate electricity, according to a June Reuters/Ipsos poll.

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