I would be remiss in not pointing you to a blockbuster paper by Amory Lovins from September that I’ve only just now read. I scanned his article in Grist at the time in which he thoroughly debunks Stewart Brand’s support for nuclear power. Here are the four myths he shatters:
If Amory Lovins were Barack Obama’s Secretary of Energy, we’d be more than halfway home to solving the climate crisis. Instead, we have Steven Chu’s nuclear boondoggle. (In Chu’s defense, though, I have to say that the political “thinkers” in the White House are pushing nukes too because they think they’ll “win votes.”)
Read Lovins’s paper because it shows us how manifestly successful renewables and energy efficiency are now and how much more they can be.