Almost five years after Tony Blair re-opened the nuclear energy debate, splits are emerging in the Green Party as prominent environmentalists change their minds; at least one Oxford Labour councillor is chuckling at their sudden conversion to collective responsibility. Which is fair enough.
But those, like Chris Goodall, who challenge the anti-nuclear lobby in its heartland deserve praise and encouragement.
Meanwhile, no democratic government will be able to convince the people to make the radical lifestyle changes required to reduce their energy consumption; fuel protestors are already geared up for action. So we need to replace polluting power stations and probably build more on top.