Germany has vowed to end it's nuclear program by 2022. BBC News - Germany: Nuclear power plants to close by 2022 The article best describes the situation but it seems that much of the country was swept up in demonstrations and protests via left greens and activists for a safe ecology in order to abolish nuclear power following the disaster at the Fukushima Power Plant in Japan. The government have responded to the calls and have officially decided to end nuclear power in Germany. An article link below this one claims that the Swiss will be doing it too. The thing is, a quarter of Germany's energy currently comes from nuclear power. For such a big country, that's a sizable portion. Now we all know that renewable energy is the way forward, at least for europe, where wind power, wave power and solar power are all starting to take off. But is nuclear power really so bad? How dangerous IS nuclear power - excluding national disasters? Should Britain follow the example? We're perfectly positioned to take advantage of renewable energy after all.