The Russian invasion of Ukraine forced a much overdue re-examination of Europe's energy grand vision. Without the ability to access cheap Russian natural gas, Europe must reevaluate tactics and priorities. The strategy of relying on Russian hydrocarbons for a relatively clean baseload while slowly building up renewable generation capacity has been rendered untenable for the foreseeable future.
With a disrupted long-term plan, the green movement has had to examine its own priorities and assumptions. Chief amongst these is the fanatical opposition from many environmentalists towards nuclear energy. This view is irrational: civilian nuclear energy is safe and cheap and generates zero emissions.