The Italian nuclear engineer and safety expert Cesare Silvi explains why he left his former pro-nuclear stance for solar and other renewable energy sources:
Silvi warns that "there will definitely be worse accidents" if we continue with nuclear power:
According to Silvi the world could easily replace nuclear power simply by reducing our energy usage and introducing energy efficiency programs:
And the public in Italy seems to agree with Silvi's anti-nuclear sentiments as they voted against new investments in nuclear energy in a recent referendum in the country. In Japan only 19 of the 54 country's nuclear reactors are now operating. The others are offline for various reasons since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. At the same time the country's wind farms are fully operational and were actually unscathed by the massive earthquake disaster. And people claim that nuclear is a stable energy source...