Parts of the world heavily rely on nuclear energy such as France and Japan. The reason is that some of their strategic energy decisions have been caused by conflicts over oil. A major reason the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor was to protect the supply of oil in Asia. France similarly warred with its colony Algeria in the 1950s and 1960s mainly to protect access to oil and gas in North Africa. People do not appreciate that some of other countries’ commitment to nuclear power is based on major historical factors.
France and Japan have no oil and very little coal. They are going to have to go ahead because they have to.