Biden Administration Gives Over $1 Billion To Keep California’s Last Nuclear Plant Open

Biden Administration Gives Over $1 Billion To Keep California’s Last Nuclear Plant Open


The Biden administration announced Monday it will put $1.1 billion towards keeping a nuclear power plant up and running in California. 

The administration is providing Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) with a $1.1 billion grant to assist the company in keeping the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant open, which is the last remaining nuclear plant in California. The money comes from the infrastructure measure that was passed by Congress last year. 

“This is a critical step toward ensuring that our domestic nuclear fleet will continue providing reliable and affordable power to Americans as the nation’s largest source of clean electricity,” Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said in a statement.

While the plant was originally set to be shut down over the course of 2024 and 2025, state legislators

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