But who will bell the cat? I believe that renewable energy must offer a vision: intermittent renewables can power a modern industrial economy as well as nuclear. We cannot be satisfied with 20% or 50%. But storage and transmission must be openly discussed. While the public may be wary of nuclear, it is even more afraid of freezing in the dark.
Let's say for starters that funding for the 10 GW nuclear program in the UK were diverted to compressed air storage facilities. That would provide a perfect response to the pro-nuclear faction. Technically sound, environmentally friendly, economical.