Can high-density areas around the world, that for decades relied heavy on nuclear power as their solution to energy demands in highly populated areas, pull the plug for good and replace nuclear with renewable energy?

Allen Hall for the Daily Mail:

Germany is importing massive amounts of nuclear-generated electricity from France following its decision to abandon atomic power in the wake of Japan’s Fukushima disaster.

Ariel Schwartz in Fast Company:

Japan is understandably skittish about nuclear energy, but that hasn’t stopped Prime Minister Yoshihoko Noda from claiming that the stuff is necessary to save the economy.