WOMEN's ENERGY MATTERS
Women's Energy Matters is a non-profit consumer advocacy group, working for sustainable energy policies in California and around the world. We've been active in proceedings at the California Public Utilities Commission since 1997. In recent years WEM has worked to retire PG&E's Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. Ratepayers, including CCA customers, now subsidize the aging plant to the tune of $1.2 billion annually in stranded costs. This is money that would be better spent on locally owned renewables and battery storage. Yet PG&E intends to keep Diablo Canyon running until 2024/2025, even as the plant's energy curtails wind and solar during the mid-day hours. In the CPUC's Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) proceeding, WEM is advocating the immediate retirement of Diablo Canyon and increased investment in local renewables, battery storage, and energy efficiency.