PG&E to Replace Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant With 100% Carbon-Free Resources

By [email protected] Diablo Canyon, California’s last working nuclear reactor, will close by 2025 — and unlike the state’s other shuttered nuclear reactor, it’s not going to be replaced by any new fossil fuel-fired power plants.

On Tuesday, utility Pacific Gas & Electric announced a plan to replace Diablo Canyon’s 2.3 gigawatts of generation capacity, about 8.6 percent of the state’s electricity production, with a host of zero-carbon emissions resources over the next nine years. That will include lots of new solar and wind power, as well as other greenhouse gas-free energy resources. But it’s also going to take a lot more energy efficiency,

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