- Marc Brody
- United States
Californians propose a ballot to issue a bond to buy out and decommision Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant from the Public Utility, PG&E.
Why don't we approach the Utility PG&E with a simple business proposition- We want to buy you out. PG&E is a business- this is a business proposition. PG&E can take the money ( though a third party) and replace Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant with a natural gas plant and solar/wind farm. The money will come from a State Issued bond measure.
Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant is an old plant with a bad safety record. It is built on an active earthquake fault. Its a Fukushima in waiting.
The natural gas plant and/or solar plant will replace jobs, tax revenue for the affected area and electric production. The taxpayers are paying/subsidizing energy production either way.This way- we get to direct how our money is spent. With a buy-out, we don't have continued toxic waste production, risk cancer or another Fukushima. The longer any nuclear power plant stays- the higher the risk for all. Buy them out.
Anyone know an Environmental Economist?
1) What is the cost to buy out an aging plant?
2) What would it take to replace jobs and income to the area by producing a solar/alternative energy farm?
3) How do we convince public they are paying/subsidizing the Nuclear Plant either way. At least with a buy out they are safe?