Our energy requirements are increasing with every passing day and so are the prices of fossil fuels. We need a reliable source of energy that not just meets our energy needs but also is environment friendly & less expensive. Nuclear power has the capability to play a crucial role in our future energy scene. Countries across the globe have agreed to the fact that nuclear power plants can provide the energy meeting our requirements.
Its only the US DOE that contradicts this fact owing to its special interest & faith in renewable energy. The US DOE must learn something from the example of UAE where nuclear power is being considered crucial for a number of good reasons. Some of these reasons include energy independence, enhanced energy security, decreased global warming etc.
You will be amazed to know that about 80% population in the UAE considers nuclear energy crucial for meeting the nation's energy needs. This public support has also fueled the decision for UAE to go for nuclear. Nuclear power does have issues related to safety, environment and pricing. But those can be handled well provided we are able to derive the expected electrical energy from nuclear power systems.
Wind & solar energy can never give any sort of competition to nuclear energy, whether its in regard to the baseline energy production or the economy. Author Brad Linscott has discussed several such aspects related to energy in his book - Renewable Energy: A Common Sense Energy Plan. You can find answers to all of your questions related to your energy future by reading this renewable energy data book that is simply different & more informative than the biofuel, wind turbines books available in market.