Japan has abruptly announced that it will back away from its previous pledge to phase out nuclear power by the year 2040:
The reversal came after intense opposition to the plan from business groups and communities that host the country’s nuclear power plants, which have warned that abandoning nuclear power will damage Japan’s economy.
Of course, in typical media fashion, the Christian Science Monitor today has a story out reporting just the opposite. Must be those layers of editors and fact-checkers at work again.
In any case, look for Germany to follow suit some time down the line, and reverse its rash decision to phase out nuclear power.