Letters: Diablo Canyon | ‘Insights’ off-base | Key element | Supreme Court | High rents | ‘Defunding’ military

Letters: Diablo Canyon | ‘Insights’ off-base | Key element | Supreme Court | High rents | ‘Defunding’ military

Submit your letter to the editor via this form . Read more Letters to the Editor . Diablo Canyon powers energy affordability Great to see the East Bay Times giving voice to those advocating that California keep Diablo Canyon nuclear plant open. (“ Give Diablo Canyon nuclear plant more to do ”, Page A19, Dec. 19) As the column describes, adding “polygeneration” to Diablo Canyon’s capabilities would increase the plant’s value in many ways and help California decarbonize faster. One value added that wasn’t mentioned: Polygeneration will allow the plant to operate much like a giant battery – easing the transition to more solar power on the grid. When solar power saturates the grid midday, Diablo Canyon’s power can be redirected to desalinating water or producing hydrogen. But when the sun goes down, Diablo Canyon can switch back to generating electricity. And Diablo Canyon will be able to desalinate and produce hydrogen at half the cost of other methods. In other words, adding polygeneration to Diablo Canyon addresses many California issues affordably. It’s well worth the investment. Stephen Williams Santa Cruz Hanson’s ‘insights’ into Democrats off-base Re. Victor Davis Hanson 12/17/21 “ Why is left now worried about end of democracy? “, Page A7: Victor Hanson has no idea what I, as a Democrat, worry and not worry about. He has no legitimate reason to write a column presuming to know my cares and concerns, especially without actually having a conversation with me or other Democrats. It would behoove […]

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