As scientists and conservation leaders, we urge PG&E, Governor Jerry Brown, and the people of California to protect this safe, clean and reliable source of energy. Diablo is a win-win for conservation and the climate.
Diablo Canyon provides 22 percent of our clean energy — enough for three million people. Diablo provides twice as much electricity as all of California's solar panels, and one-quarter as much as all of its wind turbines. If closed, California will become dangerously dependent on natural gas — and carbon emissions will rise the equivalent of adding two million cars to the road.