California’s Last Nuclear Power Plant Could Close

June 21, 2016 1:01 PM

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California’s Last Nuclear Power Plant Could Close

California, among the first states to embrace nuclear energy in the 1950s, may be breaking things off for good.

Under a proposal announced on Tuesday, Pacific Gas and Electric would shutter the Diablo Canyon Power Plant, the state’s last operating nuclear facility, and would compensate for the lost output with technologies that do not emit greenhouse gases, including renewable energy.

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