The energy demand in developing countries like China and India is growing at a phenomenal pace. At the same time most countries are looking to reduce carbon emissions and their dependence on fossil fuels.
Unfortunately, there's no magical Scotty in engineering with the ability to bend the laws of physics and deliver that power without consequences. There is no perfect option.
I recently saw a documentary on nuclear energy called Pandora's Promise. It made a pretty compelling case for the nuclear option, but I wasn't completely convinced. So, I decided to find some data and look at it myself... because that's what analysts do.