I agree that Nuclear is not the answer, but for several different reasons. First of all the world that we live in today is very volatile and 1 of the lessons we should have learned from 911 is that it is not a good idea to build something that can be taken out with 1 act of agression. If we become dependent on "A" Nuclear power plant 1 successful act of terrorism could turn off all the lights in TX (not controlled by wind or solar). The obvious fallout of the destruction of that plant is far greater than just darkness.
The second reason is that it is not the most efficient way to accomplish the job. It would be far less expensive to invest that $13 billion in solar/wind resources that could be deployed locally. Energy is lost when it is converted from DC to AC and it is also lost when moved across long distances on Transmission lines. Overloaded systems have blackouts. Storms and hurricanes cause more blackouts. If these local systems were deployed on the rooftops of local businesses, residences and government buildings enough power could be generated to provide power for all of us. In addition, many new jobs would be created that would help to improve the economy.