In the wake of the Fukushima meltdowns, Germany's Angela Merkel pledged to shut down the 17 nukes in her country that together provided about a quarter of their electricity. She's making good on that promise - but forget about wind and solar as replacements:
When a nuclear power plant closes, a coal plant opens. At least, that’s the way things are shaping up in Germany, where the move away from nuclear energy appears to have backfired. For the second consecutive year, according to Bloomberg, the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions are set to increase.
Golly - it's looking more and more as though Portland and California are going to have to Save The Planet™ all by ourselves!