Renewable energy needs grow as San Onofre nuclear plant closes

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Leaks have shut the San Onofre nuclear power plant in San Diego indefinitely. Germany and Japan are shutting down their nuclear plants and going to renewable energy. Scotland plans to be 100% renewable by 20202. The US and California need to do the same. California leads the nation in renewable energy but compared to other countries, we are falling behind. For example, we still have no offshore wind power.

San Onofre has an output of 2 GW, enough for about 1.4 million homes. It will be missed during coming summer when it gets hot and air conditioning is used.

Read more about renewable energy and nuclear power at my latest on the Independent Voter Network.

Friends of the Earth have launched an ad campaign aimed at keeping the San Onofre nuclear plant closed.