Don't think for one minute that it was just hippies/Greenpeace/vegan sandal wearers who stopped us building more nuclear reactors.
Big Oil had much to gain by scuppering nuclear power.
Big Oil has lots of money and well paid lobbyists.
They even seem to have convinced an El Reg columnist that burning lots of fossil fuels is fine.
That's how good they are.
Follow the money, folks.