Friday, April 06, 2007

Bloggers Look to Overturn California Moratorium

Over the past few weeks, we've been pointing to news concerning California State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore's efforts to get the state to overturn its long-standing moratorium against new nuclear build. Now we're beginning to see some bloggers stand up and support it, like Brian Wang and Kirk Sorensen.

2 comments:

Ohadi Langis said...

PG&E CEO Peter Darbee said in March his company would welcome a partner to invest in nuclear generation outside of California. Maybe he should try India?

http://djysrv.blogspot.com/2007/03/us-nuclear-plants-next-stop-india.html

gunter said...

Greetings,

AB 719 (Devore) which would have struck down the State of California's long standing ban on new reactor construction until there is a permanent nuclear waste management plant is developed died in the California State Assembly's Natural Resource Committee on April 16, 2007.

Committee chairwoman Loni Hancock is quoted as saying that "the federal waste disposal program has been plagued with technical and legal challenges, managerial problems, licensing delays, persistent weaknesses in quality assurance for the program, and increasing costs."

The Devore bill claimed to address the need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to curb global warming. According to the California Energy Commission, the most significant reductions in CO2 emissions from electricity generation can be achieved through energy efficiency programs and integrating renewable energy resources -- solar, wind, thermal, biomass and hydropower-- into electricity supplies.

gunter, nirs