Nathan, thank you for supporting the book THORIUM: energy cheaper than coal. I've now joined up with ThorCon Power, an emerging venture that is about to produce new nuclear powre plants that actually deliver energy cheaper than coal.
The idea of more subslidies for wind and solar is economically impractical and is really counter to The Earth Institute goals of human development. Developing nations desparately need plentiful, affordable electricity for their peoples' prosperity. 1400 GW of new, coal fired power plants are already planned. The only practical solution is energy cheaper than coal, providing the economic incentive for both developing and OECD nations to stop burning fossil fuels for energy.
ThorCon Power has a nearly complete design for a hybrid thorium/uranium molten salt reactor power plant than can be mass-produced. We can undercut coal-fired generation by a nearly a factor of two, both in capital investment and electricity cost per kilowatt-hour. Please visit thorconpower.com for proof.