Here is an alternative view:
Nuclear power stations are not the best energy option at all! If they are evaluated on a dust to dust basis, the first generation actually provided an energy loss in terms of "useful" energy accounting. There are huge costs in carbon-based energy for fuel in mining, refining, transporting, isotope enriching uranium. Then there are other capital costs in terms of concrete and steel for shielding. And finally, there are decommissioning costs after an operating lifetime of only a few decades. The first generation were planned to return only about 150% of the input of useful energy required to build, operate, and decommission them. When they were found to have a lot of problems with down time, and with faster deterioration than expected because of greater physical effects of the high radiation environment on structural components, most had to be decommissioned well before the designed lifetime. And the nuclear waste problem is only partly addressed so far.
It is also the case that until uranium, or preferably thorium breeder technology is sorted out, there is only a small reserve of uranium-235 in exploitable deposits, and the nuclear fuel would be used up in a few decades if it were relied on for a large proportion of our energy requirements.
What is the alternative?
(1) More sensible conservation of energy reserves. A lot of travel is unnecessary, for example, particularly with the revolution in worldwide communications.
(2) Continuing reliance on wind and geothermal power can only ever be a small component of the overall picture.
(3) There is a lot more room for direct exploitation of solar power -- photovoltaic, direct photothermal, and photochemical.
(4) Water power is potentially a large source that is only realised to a small extent. Hydroelectric power is well entrenched, and can only be a minor contributor, but there are developments in exploitation of wave power, tidal power, and ocean current power that are now at the prototype or pilot plant stage. If you think in terms of energy source size, movements of water just have to be much greater than the movements of air that are providing a lot of the "green" power today.