California lawmakers held a hearing on Southern California Edison's decision to close its San Onofre nuclear plant, particularly the closure's impact on greenhouse-gas emissions and the state's power grid. Studies have been launched to determine the generation capacity needed to replace the plant's output, energy officials said during the hearing. "There's no doubt that loss of [the plant] is going to have a dramatic impact in the region," said Jim Avery, San Diego Gas & Electric's senior vice president of power supply.

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