Every electric utility can read that chart from the U.S. Energy Information Agency,
which shows wind (the middle orange line) and solar (the green line coming up from the bottom) adding up to almost all of “other renewables” (the top blue line),
with nothing else growing like that.
All the pipelines rammed through regulatorially captured agencies
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A utility didn’t stop at blowing up a Calfornia neighborhood,
it also demanded the Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) get a favorable judge
for that 2010 San Bruno natural gas pipe explosion.
The CPUC president’s chief of staff just last year wrote slides
praising his Legacy as Best Practices.
Does that legacy include suborning justice?
He’s still there, although she was fired, and three PG&E executives
“ended their employment”.
How many other PG&E and other utility executives and CPUC and other
state regulators follow those same Best Practices?
Four senior officials with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and the state
commission regulating it were removed or resigned over emails
released Monday showing the utility and state regulators appeared to
negotiate which judge would be assigned to hear one of the utility’s
The emails show the commission ultimately assigned to the case a
judge for whom PG&E had expressed a preference, rather than another
judge who PG&E said “has a history of being very hard on us.”
Also Monday, California Public Utilities Commission president
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No worries about this reactor coolant system defect; Westinghouse says so,
and didn’t even list Vogtle or Diablo Canyon, where Southern Company
and PG&E said they were going to install these shields.
Nevermind a reactor operator warned us back in January.
Westinghouse did list “Beaver Valley Unit 2, Callaway, D.C. Cook Unit 1, Farley
Units 1 and 2, and Wolf Creek”.
POTENTIAL EXISTENCE OF DEFECTS IN SHIELD PASSIVE THERMAL SHUTDOWN
“The defect being reported concerns an identified inconsistency
between the intended design functionality of the SHIELD passive
thermal shutdown seal (SDS) and that observed during post-service
“The purpose of the SDS is to reduce current reactor coolant system
inventory losses to very small leakage rates for a plant that
results in the loss of all reactor coolant pump (RCP) seal cooling.
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