The Potential Political Fallout of Japan's Nuclear Disaster
The nuclear crisis is worsening every day in Japan -- last-ditch attempts to cool the reactors are proving fruitless, and the world is watching with dread. No matter what happens next, nuclear power will have its brand tainted something awful -- which in turn will have serious impacts on nations' plans for meeting future energy demand. Germany has already stalled plans to keep nuclear plants running, and China too has put its nuclear plans on hold. This piece in the Economist does a pretty good job of assessing the political outlook for nuclear power.