PG&E to close Diablo Canyon, California’s last nuclear power plant

PG&E announced that it will phase out by 2025 Diablo Canyon, the last operational nuclear power plant in California, and replace its power with renewables and efficiency.

As part of the closure plan, PG&E will phase out power production at Diablo Canyon by 2025 and phase in renewable energy to fill the resulting need for energy.  While widely hailed as a “blueprint” for the closure of nuclear power plants across the country, we must still be mindful that Diablo Canyon, located near several active earthquake fault lines, will continue to pose a danger until it ceases operation.

This serves as further …