[extropy-chat] nuclear non-proliferation as energy strategy ?

user user at dhp.com
Tue Jan 17 05:55:26 UTC 2006

Lost in a lot of the Iran nuke coverage was an overture by the Russian
government to essentially co-locate the Iranian refinement centers inside
of Russia.  It would allow Iran to do the work they are purporting to do,
while keeping the refinement (and potential weapons) out of their hands.

All well and good.

I am curious though ... if the world truly is moving away from fossil
fuels and (perhaps) towards more and more technologically advanced forms
of nuclear power ... what does that mean for the balance of energy haves
and have nots when the major industrialized nations, under the guise of
the UN and IAEA, etc., can limit the use of those technologies ?

Is it perhaps an unintended consequence of nuclear non-proliferation that
only rich, developed countries will have access to modern forms of energy
production ?

Is it perhaps _not_ an unintended consequence ?  Do the US and EU dream
of selling electricity to arabs for petrodollars ?

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