[extropy-chat] nuclear non-proliferation as energy strategy ?
sjatkins at mac.com
Tue Jan 17 19:06:02 UTC 2006
The freaking out is more likely to be about Iranian plans to create a
Euro dominated oil market (bourse) in March. At least that is
likely to be a source of the US freaking out. Any major move to oil
no longer being sold in terms of US currency would be very
destabilizing for the dollar.
On Jan 17, 2006, at 6:52 AM, Brian Lee wrote:
> It is possible to have nuke plants without weapons refining
> capability. I don't think it's the nuclear power that US/EU is
> freakng out about. It's Iran having the ability to create weapans
> grade plutonium along with nuclear power.
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>> Subject: [extropy-chat] nuclear non-proliferation as energy
>> strategy ?
>> Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 00:55:26 -0500 (EST)
>> Lost in a lot of the Iran nuke coverage was an overture by the
>> government to essentially co-locate the Iranian refinement centers
>> 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
>> 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
>> of nuclear power ... what does that mean for the balance of energy
>> 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
>> production ?
>> Is it perhaps _not_ an unintended consequence ? Do the US and EU
>> of selling electricity to arabs for petrodollars ?
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