Northwest Clean Energy Blog
Closing Diablo Canyon a big loss for California
In this post, Meredith Angwin describes how California authorities have kicked the can down the road about closing Diablo Canyon. If the current agreement holds, the nuclear plant will close in about eight years. Reading the small print on the agreement, however, we can see that (1) Southern California is at risk for rolling blackouts this summer, even with Diablo Canyon operating and (2) PG&E doesn't even claim to have a plan for replacing Diablo Canyon power with other low-carbon sources.