In Taiwan, a report says that protests against nuclear power have shut down construction on a new nuclear power plant.
Definitely shortsighted. Taiwan can't have a lot of other sources of domestic power, and nuclear would help keep their highly technological and industrial economy humming.
I expect that the protesters will eventually figure this out. Hopefull that will be sooner and the construction slowdown won't lead to major delays.
Construction halted at Taiwan nuclear plant after protests
"Taiwan's three existing nuclear power plants supply about 20 percent of the nation's electricity and the fourth plant is almost complete.
The main opposition Democratic Progressive Party opposes the facility on safety grounds, while the Kuomintang party says the island will run short of power unless it goes ahead."I agree with the Kuomitangs here. When the economy heads south, most of the protesters will likely have an enlightenment and agree with them, too.