The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers issued the following statement: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers President Lonnie R. Stephenson is retiring, effective Jan. 4, bringing an end to a nearly five-decade active career in the union. “It’s been the honor of my life to serve the members of the greatest union in the world and… [Read More]
“More and more, workers are fed up with the status quo,” said International President Lonnie R. Stephenson. “And those workers are finding that joining together in union is the best way to go in order to truly have a voice on the job.”
“Today, large-scale build-out of transmission infrastructure will get more clean energy on the grid faster than any other step we can take. Unfortunately, roadblocks to transmission expansion remain. Building the modernized grid we need will generate high-quality jobs here in the U.S. Almost all transmission work—construction, O&M work, transmission planning, engineering, logistics— is domestic. New… [Read More]
California would loan PG&E Corp. up to $1.4 billion to keep the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant open for another 10 years under a proposal from Gov. Gavin Newsom.
An aggressive push toward renewable energy has run headlong into anxiety over keeping the lights on in California, where the largest utility is considering whether to try to extend the lifespan of the state’s last operating nuclear power plant.
Faced with a fragile electrical grid and the prospect of summertime blackouts, the state agreed to put aside hundreds of millions of dollars to buy power from plants that are scheduled to shut down as soon as next year. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 1245, a labor union, sees the energy package as a… [Read More]
Californians understand the urgency needed in the fight against climate change by reducing emissions from vehicles and wildfires.
The day the fire broke out, PG&E relief operator Gabe Garcia just so happened to be nearby doing a regular check of the Electra Powerhouse when he saw the blaze.
The California Legislature has just taken the first step toward possibly extending the life of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, the state’s last nuclear facility, past its scheduled closure. The energy trailer bill negotiated by Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration and approved by lawmakers late Wednesday allocates a reserve fund of up to $75 million to the state… [Read More]