Electric Power Generation

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    UC Irvine is Again Ranked One of the Nation's Coolest Schools ... No, Not That Kind of Cool

    For the fourth straight year, UC Irvine is listed among America's top 10 "Coolest Schools." No, that's not due to an overabundance of mustaches, craft brews and aviator frames on campus. This particular honor comes from the Sierra Club, which ranks UCI third on its seventh annual list of the nation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    SoCal Edison Laying Off Hundreds of Workers At Shuttered San Onofre Nuke Plant

    If there's anything sad about the fact that the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) will never reopen--other than the prospect of those giant concrete boobies someday being dismantled--it's the 600 pink slips that went out Monday to employees at the aging nuclear power plant, and the fact ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Federal Judges Rule San Onofre Can't Reopen Without Full Public Hearing

    In yet another major setback for the scandal-plagued San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) has ruled that the power plant may not open without a full public review. In doing so, the panel of federal judges granted a petition filed by the enviro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    San Onofre Nuke Plant Could Permanently Close This Year

    Southern California Edison (SCE), which operates the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), has apparently acknowledged for the first time that it may have no choice but to shutter the aging plant later this year. SCE is hoping that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will approve its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Coastal Commission Raises More Concerns About Surf City Desalination Plant

    If Poseidon Resources Inc. hopes to have its yet-to-be built Huntington Beach desalination rig online by 2017, it must answer several tough questions about its viability. That was the basic gist of a California Coastal Commission letter sent to company Vice President Scott Maloni last Monday. The si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Green Technology Makes OC Register See Red

    Media Matters for America, the progressive watchdog counterpart to Accuracy in Media, takes issue with an Orange County Register editorial that uses the financial woes of nearly dead electric car company Fisker Automotive to argue against government investment in green technology: "Despite the incre ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 19, 2012

    The Ettes

    Alex's Bar

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    [UPDATED with "Industry Winning":] San Onofre Nuclear Plant Reopening Pushed Back as 1,300 More Damaged Tubes Found

    UPDATE, MAY 21, 5:23 P.M.: The energy director of a Washington, D.C.-based consumer advocacy group calls Gregory Jaczko's resignation as chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) "a terrifying example of industries trying to wreak havoc on those who regulate them-and winning.""Jaczko sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    San Onofre Nuclear Plant Targeted in Ballot Proposal That Can Start Collecting Signatures

    ​Signatures can be collected for a state voter initiative that would effectively shut down San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.California's only other operating nuclear power plant in Diablo Canyon would also be mothballed should such a measure pass.Ben Davis Jr., the Santa Cruz activist who fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Conservationists Hope Federal Dismissal is Final Nail in Coffin for Cleveland National Forest Dam Project

    ​Conservationists are not out of the woods (or watershed) yet, but they believe victory is near in a long battle to stop a dam and hydroelectric project proposed in Cleveland National Forest.The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) last week dismissed the Lake Elsinore Advanced Pumped S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    [UPDATED with Looming Federal Regs:] Windpower Convention Blows into Anaheim

    ​UPDATE, MAY 26, 8:33 A.M.: Talk about taking the wind out of your sails.An official of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) informed attendees of the Windpower 2011 Convention & Exhibition at the Anaheim Convention Center that a process begins next year to formally reg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Entrepreneur Wants to Harness the Power of Waves Near San Onofre to Generate Electricity

    WikipediaSan Onofre Nuclear Generating Station​The waters off the coast of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) are being considered for a massive renewable, green-energy science experiment. The group that was granted permission by the federal energy regulators hopes to one day build ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    San Onofre Nuke Plant Needs Inspection Now, Say Senators Boxer and Feinstein

    ​One of the terrible ironies of the unfolding nuclear crisis in Japan is that two of the reactors that are overheating weren't even turned on when the earthquake and tsunami occurred. What sparked their meltdowns weren't the reactors, which were cool, but rather the toxic waste being stored next t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 19, 2010


    House of Blues

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    No Nukes is Good Nukes ... For Now

    ​The Orange County Register's Teri Sforza has a fascinating post today that answers the question "Will California be frozen out of Obama's nuclear future?" this way: definitely yes in the short term, possibly no in the long term.

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    San Onofre's Nuclear Roller Coaster

    ​For those on both sides of the debate over whether to fire up the Unit 2 reactor at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), last week was a roller coaster.

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Fire Up the Vanagon, They're Talking Nukes at San Onofre Again

    Pretty!​The serious reconsideration of expanded nuclear power amid our uncertain energy future can mean only one thing: the resumption of serious protests against expanded nuclear power. With the San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station (SONGS) so close, and a public workshop and hearing about the pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2007

    Monday's Headlines & Surprises: Laguna prefers goats on grass

    Mexicans are safe on this one: A report issued recently to the Laguna Beach City Council found that goats will clear vegetation from fire-sensitive slopes for a cost of $198,000 per year, while juveniles working off a crime in the county’s Probation Department would require $385,000. A consultant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2007

    Beach Break: Five Outta Six Aint Bad

    The results are in and Long Beach is the winner with five of the six most polluted beaches in Los Angeles County, says the National Resources Defense Council in its annual "Testing the Waters" guide. Mother's Beach lead the charge with violations of state health standards 59 percent of the time. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2007

    Beach Break: Killing Nemo

    Cut off from the powerful, cleansing waves of the Pacific ocean by a massive concrete breakwater, the gentle swells that lap the Long Beach coastline are so dirty that they were recently ranked the most polluted beach water in California by the Santa Monica-based environmental group Heal The Bay. Al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2006

    Terrorists Attack US Power Plant

    Israeli terrorists have caused significant damage to a power plant in Palestine, insured by the U.S. government for up to $48 million dollars. READ THE STORY ON ALJAZEERA.COM Tony Snow, White House Chief of Verbal Diarrhea, previously described Israel's current assault on the Palestinians as legi ... More >>

  • News

    March 10, 2005

    The Cuban Solution

    San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is running out of steam. But Edison has a crazy plan to save it.

  • News

    October 2, 2003

    Somebody Call Roto-Rooter!

    San Onofre nuke plant ranks No. 3 for possibility of meltdown

  • Columns

    October 18, 2001
  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Alternative Groove

    Study shows sun, wind, geothermal power would solve 'crisis'

  • News

    March 29, 2001

    Fight the Power Plants

    Was electric deregulation cover for union-busting in power plants?

  • News

    February 15, 2001

    Hot Rods!

    Nuclear power gets a second look

  • News

    December 28, 2000


    City and residents clash over future of HB dumpsite

  • Culture

    September 21, 2000

    Duck and Cover-up

    "Atomic City" Doesn't quite reveal the whole truth of our curious relationship with Nukes

  • News

    January 20, 2000

    Bitter Pill

    Anti-radiation pills may never be fashionable in California

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    Cancer Politics

    Radiation is good for youjust ask a scientist!

  • News

    February 4, 1999

    Prescription for Disaster

    If San Onofre is so safe, why are federal officials pushing anti-radiation pills on its neighbors?