Obviously looking to the future we need to focus on renewable energies, but if we look at the present crisis in Japan, the closing of all the nuclear plants has been 90%+ replaced by excess coal sourced power, not solar. So it is a very complicated issue, with no easy answers, while renewables are the future they still only amount to a very small amount of power produced, shutting nuclear plants isn't really going to be a boost for renewables in the short term as much as it will increase reliance on coal.
18 years ago I made one of the most important decisions of my life and entered a local Cambodian Buddhist Temple as a temple boy and, for only 3 weeks, an actual Therevada Buddhist monk. I am not a scholar, great meditator, or authority on Buddhism, but Buddhism is something I love from the Bottom of my heart. It has taught me sobriety, morality, peace, and very importantly that my suffering is optional, and doesn't have to run my life. I hope to give back what little I can to the Buddhist community, sincerely former monk Johnhttp://trickleupeconomictheory.blogspot.com/