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Jack Crittenden, OUR CITY SAN DIEGO

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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While many heralded the recent closure of San Onofre nuclear power plant, its departure from the energy scene poses challenges for the future. The plant provided 2,250 megawatts, and many now expect energy costs to rise as a result. “There is no immediate impact, but longer term there may be,” said Kelly Cunningham, economist at National University. “The cost of energy is an issue as is the security of a reliable supply of energy.”