“Many have urged Germany to join the United States in boycotting Russian energy, saying the purchases are tantamount to supporting ‘Putin’s war machine.’ But Merkel’s successor, Chancellor Olaf Scholz, has refused, saying such a ban would be disastrous for the German economy. This is one of the costs of nuclear fear: depending on a dictator to keep your lights on.” There are others as well. But people are afraid of nuclear energy, especially in a post Fukushima world. In WaPo, Harry Stevens asks: Who’s Afraid of Nuclear Elemental Power? “Fear of nuclear energy has made it harder to stand up to dictators and slow down global warming. Is it time for a rebrand?” (Great minds…)