Nuclear power is where we need to go next for large-scale power plants.
Wind and solar together provide less than 2 percent of the worlds energy, and they arent growing anywhere near fast enough to replace fossil fuels.
Whats especially strange about the failed push for renewables is that we already had a practical plan back in the 1960s to become fully carbon-free without any need of wind or solar: nuclear power. But after years of cost overruns, technical challenges and the bizarre coincidence of an accident at Three Mile Island and the 1979 release of the Hollywood horror movie The China Syndrome, about a hundred proposed reactors were canceled. If we had kept building, our power grid could have been carbon-free years ago.