“After Fukushima, I am not sure how any politician in any modestly democratic republic is going to sell a new nuclear power plant to any general population.”
“Would you like the job of trying to sell a new nuclear plant to your electorate?”
“There is one terrible casualty in all of this: The electric car. When they make part 2 of Who Killed the Electric Car? the answer is going to be plain and clear: Fukushima killed the electric car.”
From the LogicalOptimizer blog, just one of many that currently say the same.
Let’s face it: What is happening in Japan will set back nuclear power by at least 20 years. Haunted by the “Ghost of Fukushima,” Germany shut off seven plants. Nuclear expansion plans the world over are on ice. Even China pauses to rethink nuclear power.
What will produce the electricity needed to make and charge the millions of EVs that were promised to be on our roads real soon now? A lack of readily available, greenhouse-neutral power could be the death-knell to the electric car.