I hope you are right, but I'm going to need some proof before I agree because I have read up on the energy problem. Energy return on energy invested (EROEI) is the problem.
Solar panels, in theory, are wonderful. I love 'em, they're clean, smart looking, pollution free (except when you try try to dispose of the toxic used up panels). But, I have yet to see EROEI better that 1.5 to 1 for photovoltaic cells. In other words, we have to consume 1 barrel of oil energy to get 1.5 barrels of energy from the panels; not impressive when we get 10 to 1 EROEI from oil (formerly 100 to 1 before modern depletion).
This EROEI is always overlooked. One example is electric cars. They say their fuel (electricity) is free; just plug it into the wall and get free energy. Unfortunately, this is a simpleton's way way of looking at it. 47% of the electricity generated in the US is from coal! This means that when you drive an electric car, you are actually burning coal which is 3 times as polluting as burning oil and coal is still not an "infinite" resource.
I'm not looking for trouble here. When I first looked at the global energy sytem I bought into the prevailing thinking that all is well, but deeper investigation revealed we are being lied to and things may not be what they seem (see The Party's Over
by Richard Heinberg).
"There's a lot of available solar energy," said Kurzweil. "We have 10,000 times more than we need. If we captured one part in 10,000, and that's feasible, we could meet 100% of our energy needs.
No argument here. The trick is getting the panels to harvest all that energy! We better do it quick because the exploding growth of human population is placing intense pressure on the system.
In summary, I need in depth proof to convince me that all is just ducky with the oil/energy situation. I need hard evidence. Unfortunately, that information is hard to come by because it is the secret property of the oil mega-corporations and self-serving political entities like Saudi Arabia et al.
As for nuclear, if Fukushima and Chernobyl were not convincing enough, I shudder to think of what might sway your opinion.