Anticipating electricity supply shortages well into 2026, California Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed allowing the state’s last-remaining nuclear power plant to continue operations beyond its 2025 planned shutdown. The package of legislation, which included aggressive action against climate change, must be passed by the end of August or be sidelined, according to ArsTechnica . Governor Newsom is proposing that the last nuclear plant be allowed to operate for an additional five to 10 years beyond 2025, arguing that it would help with the state’s ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions. The State of California is targeting 90% clean energy in 2035 for electricity generation. Saving the last nuclear plant–the 2.2 GW facility at Diablo Canyon–could help towards these goals, according to Newsom’s proposal, as it is carbon free energy. Diablo supplies a minimum of 5% and a maximum of 10% of California’s electricity. That plant has two operational turbines, […]