Solar power, without the government subsidies, is about six times the cost of nuclear. Germany and the rest of Europe are backing away from wind and solar due to their noncompetitive high cost. Fukushima was an inexcusable regulatory failure, but there is no practical alternative. Japan's per capita energy consumption is not bad, a little less than France or Germany, and about 60% of that of the US. Manufacturing takes a lot of energy.
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