posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 03:37 PM
Thanks for the thread. It actually brings up a thought I've had for some time.
I have been following the story about how Iran is so hot to develop nuclear technology (for peaceful purposes, of course) and how they will use it to
Why would a country that is sitting on veritable lakes of oil care about alternative energy systems?
I read through your link but was baffled by the water resources paragraph.
The potential for water conflict in the Middle East is real. Nuclear power might provide a cost-effective way of meeting growing public demand for
water and, ironically, could reduce the potential for conflict.
The article states in the previous paragraph ;
About 60 percent of the region's water is trans-boundary water, i.e., water which flows across international borders, leaving a number of
countries, including Egypt, Iraq, and Syria to be affected by decisions made by upstream riparian countries.
Maybe they could use the extra power to run desalinization plants. Oh, and nuclear power plants require HUGE amounts of water to cool the system and
create steam to power the generators.
Dunno.. So, anywho, I just thought I'd throw in my alternative energy comment.