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December 11, 2010

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Robert - Iran already has invested in green technology. It has one of the largest hydrodams in the world, and exports wind turbines. Unfortunately green technologies are simply no substitute for nuclear right now -- which is why uranium prices have increased so much around the world, and why other countries are building a lot more nuclear power stations. A lightwater reactor like the one in Bushehr has a good safety record. But in any case this conflict is now about Iran's sovereign rights.

I just stumbled upon this website. It's an interesting point of view, but I'm not sure that nuclear energy is a solution for energy problems in itself. It's been a big problem in the past regarding security for civilians living close to nuclear centrals, as if disasters strike they can cause great damage.

Why don't Iranians try to rely more on safer, greener sources of energy? How about solar? There's a bunch of deserts in this part of the world so clearly they could benefit from large scale deployments of that type of technology. Then they would also stop being bothered by Washington about whatever good or bad intentions they have at getting the necessary fuel.

Cyrus,

A very belated Happy New Year!

No more posts? I see you have been active over at the Race. Your posts here are missed, however, as they have a different flavor than anything else that is out there.

Sorry the link didn't embed...

http://mondoweiss.net/2010/12/the-phantom-menace-fantasies-falsehoods-and-fear-mongering-about-irans-nuclear-program.html

Aloha, Cyrus... Happy New Year...!

Nima Shirazi at Mondoweiss posted this excellent run down...

The Phantom Menace: Fantasies, falsehoods, and fear-mongering about Iran’s nuclear program

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