"PG&E To Close Diablo Canyon, California's Last Nuclear Power Plant"

"California’s last nuclear power plant will be phased out by 2025, under a joint proposal announced Tuesday morning by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and labor and environmental groups.

Under the proposal, the Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County would be retired by PG&E after its current Nuclear Regulatory Commission operating licenses expire in November 2024 and August 2025.

The power produced by Diablo Canyon’s two nuclear reactors would be replaced with investment in a greenhouse-gas-free portfolio of energy efficiency, renewables and energy storage, PG&E said in a statement.

The proposal is contingent on a number of regulatory actions, including approvals from the California Public Utilities Commission."

Ivan Penn and Samantha Masunaga report for the Los Angeles Times June 21, 2016.


"California’s Last Nuclear Power Plant Could Close" (New York Times)

"California's Last Nuclear Plant To Close Amid Longstanding Earthquake Concerns" (Guardian)

"PG&E Agrees To Close Diablo Canyon In 2025" (San Luis Obispo Tribune)

"End Of An Atomic Era: PG&E To Close Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant" (San Francisco Chronicle)

"Why California Is Shuttering Its Last Nuclear Power Plant" (McClatchy)

Source: LA Times, 06/22/2016