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The Columbia Generating Station (CGS), formerly known as WPPSS Nuclear Plant #2

Transitions from nuclear power to clean, safe energy

The Rays of the Sun Earth is adding about a gigawatt a day of solar power. That's about the output of a typical nuclear power plant (when it is operating). Meanwhile, the number of operating nuclear plants in the US is on a gradual decline. So we can see the trend lines heading in opposite directions. By Bill McKibben, October 7, 2023

Closing Diablo Canyon will save money and carbon By Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute, June 22, 2016 (Originally published in Forbes magazine.)

Job loss mitigation and local economic development
Continued job growth in areas affected by nuclear plant closures - Trojan in Oregon and Rancho Seco in Sacramento - has been very positive. Although each closure removed a substantial level of employment, decommissioning activities and overall economic growth forestalled an employment downturn in both cases. Economic Analysis of the Columbia Generating Station, chapter 7 (pages 179-192 of PDF), by Robert McCullough, December 2013


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