this thread can be apolitical.
simply discuss the science and don't discuss political parties.
- is there evidence out there (ilot plant, large scale, papers) that give options for base load and what are they (nuclear, coal, gas, renewables)
- research dollars and subsidies, again our major parties have subsidised all types of power generation and research to different degrees then just say whether you think more or less money will help/hinder a technology. don't worry about wther it would happen because of a political party's views.
it really is not that hard to stay apolitical.
in fact, a recent thread did that for most of its life...