February 17, 2007

February 16, 2007
No Nukes for California, More Solar Needed, Says State Utilities Chief
A group of Fresno, Calif., businessmen and farmers a few months back formed a group to push for the construction of a nuclear power plant in the state's Central Valley, in part, as a solution to global warming. On Thursday, California Public Utilities Commission president Michael Peevey weighed in on the issue. "It's a non-starter," said Peevey of the nuke plant proposal, during a press conference at utility PG&E (PCG) before a panel on solar energy began. Peevey, a former utility company executive, said there's no getting around a California law that bans new nuclear power plant construction in the Golden State until a way is found to dispose of radioactive waste.