San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

 

Resolution 13-04.80

 

WHEREAS: the San Onofre Nuclear plant experienced an emergency shutdown and as a result of these failures and other complications Edison International has announced it will not seek to restart the San Onofre Nuclear Plant

WHEREAS, when fully operational, the San Onofre Nuclear plant supplied up to 2,200 Megawatts (MW) of electricity to the electricity grid, and is a major source of employment for 2,200 men and women of the building trades; and the elimination of its restart provides a concrete opportunity for California to realize the demonstrated potential for energy efficiency and conservation as a resource in its own right and of renewable energy power including utility scale solar, wind, geothermal and rooftop solar and micro-turbine wind power to offset this possible withdrawal of supply;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party calls upon our State policy makers and the California Public Utilities Commission to: a) direct a focused implementation of a renewable energy program that generates high quality jobs, that pay prevailing wage, incorporate local jobs through Project Labor Agreements, and includes solar power on residential homes in order to reduce peak energy costs, water demand, improve air quality, and which puts the men and women of the building trades back to work in the service territories supplied by San Onofre Nuclear plant; and b) order utility-funded incentives for the owners of nonresidential buildings in these service territories to implement the California Energy Commission's new energy efficiency standards before their official start date on January 1, 20 14; and

Sponsored by La Jolla Democratic Club

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its July 2013 Executive Board Meeting
Hilton Hotel, Costa Mesa
July 21, 2013

 

 

 

 

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