This month thousands of people in Indonesia have been showing their opposition to nuclear power with a massive protest yesterday in the Kudus regency against government plans to build Indonesia's first new nuclear power plant in the nearby Jepara regency.
Earlier this month, Greenpeace joined thousands of Japara's residents, community leaders, artists and celebrities in in a protest against the same proposal.
The plans seem unfathomably crazy especially since Indonesia has plenty of opportunities for renewable energy. They will be using old and questionable technology to build the reactors that will require 4,000 litres of water per minute on the edge of a dormant volcano!
Let's hope President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono realises what a stupid plan this is and bins it in favour of a clean energy strategy that so many people are clearly calling out for.
Now as if the plans in Indonesia aren't worrying enough - check out what Thailand just announced today!