A response from a representative of California’s anti-nuclear movement gives me the chance to reply with this.
Like Michael, I encourage uptake of renewable energy technology alongside modern nuclear, without the distractions of motivated “opportunity cost” and “myth of baseload” arguments. But I similarly insist on arithmetic, and as a doctoral chemist I will also reject vague prophesies of energy storage breakthroughs. Back home, we have simple analysis by independent, neutral commentators which reveal the sheer scale required and the problematic energy balancing acts involved.
It’s easy to see that the opponents to any and all consideration of nuclear energy are still operating on 25 year old instructions.