In the past two days the people of Italy have been given their say.
They have convincingly rejected nuclear power and they have delivered another humiliating defeat to Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
The disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan is changing Europe’s energy future. Increasingly it looks as if it may become a continent without nuclear power.
The French have bet heavily on the nuclear industry providing clean energy. Given the chance, Europe’s citizens are saying “no way”.