Nuclear advocates need to sober up. Without a grid, there is no nuclear. Nuclear and intermittent wind/solar PV don't work together unless you have FUEL MAKING and the market it creates to compete in.
Solar PV on every house makes nuclear only useful at night. Nuclear will have to pay to get rid of power during sunny days ... bankrupt. Fuel making is the ONLY way to save nuclear. Batteries cannot create market.
The KEY to nuclear is FUEL MAKING. Why? Markets. Fuel making allows ALL sources to compete via the currency of FUELS. It solves the oversupply issue with intermittent wind and solar vs nuclear.
For nuclear to survive it needs to be LESS THAN 3 cents/kwh. Why? Because it must compete with OIL in fuel making. 3 cents/kwh = $1/gal wholesale. This is where OIL will remain as energy consumption increases with nuclear made fuels of C8, C10 and NH3 or N2H2.
Thorium is the a waste product of RARE EARTH mining. Want rare earths? Deal with the 50% waste of Thorium in mining. Thorium reactor uses the waste product to power grid and make fuels. No light water reactors will be allowed due to safety, waste and melt downs. Only molten salt.
Fuels are the key to nuclear and grid survival. The New Engine Type makes fuels more efficient than EVs and batteries by 3-10 times. Without fuels, no nuclear. Without engine, no fuels. Unless engine can beat EV, fuels and nuclear will fail. Want nuclear? New Engine Type is needed for nuclear.