It’s ironic that Jerry Brown had a chance for California to be a partner in the Palo Verde nuclear plant in Arizona when he was governor in the 70s. He didn’t want any part of nuclear power. He’s governor again and thanks to his policies, California doesn’t have enough generating capacity so CA buys power from PV. My brother works for Salt River Project at Palo Verde and says they charge California a pretty penny for the power. Imagine all of the jobs that could be created if we started building nuclear power plants, gasoline refineries, and started drilling for oil and natural gas here. Instead, our high energy costs have sent the manufacturing offshore. in 2012, we need to continually ask Obama “What happened to all of the “green” jobs you promised?”
SRP owns 15.5% of PVNGS, California utilities own 27.4%.
I came to CA in 1987 to help restart the Rancho Seco Nuclear plant near Sacramento.
Then in June 1989 while at 100% power the voters of that fine state, on a ballot initiative; asked for the plant to be shut down.
The media basically did all they could to make the plant operator look bad, over things like purchasing uniforms for staff.
So CA voters got what they wanted.
I finally left the state for a much more sane Colorado in 2008.