For those of you who are regular readers of this blog you know that I have been a big booster of nuclear power as a way of solving our energy needs. However, after the events in Japan I think it's safe to say that nuclear power is dead. There will never be another nuke plant built in the United States, and the status of those in operation now will be unclear. Clearly, the plants in Japan were not built for the worse case scenario. To do so would have been far too expensive, but now we see what the result of that financial decision has brought about. For Japan this is an energy disaster since nuclear power was by far the greatest generator of electricity. What a mess!!