PG&E CEO Says US Future is Nuclear

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A week after the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved legislation that would slash emissions from burning fossil fuels in the United States by 70 percent by 2050, Peter Darbee, chief executive officer of Pacific Gas and Electric Co., said in an interview that more nuclear plants will be needed across the country to reach that ambitious goal.

Peter Darbee, chief executive officer of Pacific Gas and Electric Co., which owns and operates Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, has been a frequent witness on Capitol Hill recently, supporting legislation to cut pollution linked to global warming.

A week after the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved legislation that would slash emissions from burning fossil fuels in the United States by 70 percent by 2050, Darbee said in an interview that more nuclear plants will be needed to reach that ambitious goal.

That includes Diablo Canyon, where the operating license of the first of the two reactors there expires in 2021. Darbee said it would be hard to meet the 2050 goal without Diablo Canyon—and a lot more nuclear plants across the country.

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