Just take the Golf and see how deep they are drilling for oil and the dangers which are encountered doing so. So why are they doing it. The answer is easy. It is getting harder and harder to find LARGE amount of oil or gas.
Now take the global demand for energy, it is growing faster than many can imagine. Both production and consumption in developing countries need huge amounts of energy.
We all know it, it is a no brainer, but some think the coming energy crisis is a joke, we just drill deeper and deeper.
I do not share that opinion, I think the demand for nuclear power is real, very real.