Oddly, that is a cry that nobody is crying, as nuclear plants shut down and gas plants spring up in their absence. When nuclear plants close, natural gas plants take their place.
On this blog, I tend to write about Vermont Yankee. (Not surprising.)
At Northwest Clean Energy blog, I generalized the Vermont Yankee experience of nuclear-to-natural gas by looking at the Western U.S. My post is Reality: Less nuclear means more natural gas. I described the replacement of nuclear-electricity by gas-electricity that happened when San Onofre closed. I look at what would happen if Diablo Canyon or Columbia Generating Station closed.
Yeah, you can guess. Nuclear power is (or would be) replaced by natural gas. More carbon dioxide and more air pollution will enter the atmosphere.
The final paragraph of that post is: We need to keep Columbia Generating Station and all other sources of low-carbon power. Because if we don’t, despite should’a, would’a, could’a … our current low carbon power will be replaced by natural gas.
I hope you will read the post.