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Iran and Nuclear Energy

Iran has long insisted that nuclear power is necessary for a booming population and growing industrialization in the Iranian economy. Since the population of Iran has more than doubled in the past 20 years, the government of Iran supports that the need for nuclear power is evident. The country regularly imports gasoline and electricity and ensures that burning fossil fuel in large amounts can cause significant harm to the overall Iranian environment. Iran also wishes to diversity their sources of energy. The oil reserves from Iran are currently estimated at 133 billion barrels with a current pumping rate of 1.5 to 1.8 billion barrels each year. Assuming that the pumping rates remain steady and additional reserves are not found, this is only enough oil to last Iran for the next 75 years or so. Iranians feel that their valuable oil should be used for products that are higher in value than the generation of electricity. They feel that petroleum is a much too noble material to burn and hope to begin producing nearly 23000 megawatts of electricity using their nuclear plants. Iran is also facing financial constrains and claim that developing the excess capacity in the oil industry will cost the country more than $40 billion. In a study from Johns Hopkins University, Roger Stern has deduced that since energy subsidies, hostility to foreign investment and the inefficiencies to the Iranian economy, the oil exports could potentially vanish completely by the year 2015. During his presidency, the Gerald Ford administration also concluded this to be a potential problem for the Iranian economy. Due to these potential outcomes, the United States National Academy of Sciences has previously concluded that the Iranian government has a valid economic basis for the nuclear energy program of that country. Iranian authorities believe that they can not trust the United States or Europe to provide the country with nuclear energy fuel. This conclusion points to a long list of agreements, contracts and treaty obligations which were left ultimately unfulfilled. Developing nations state that they do not want to give up their rights to the enrichment of uranium and do not trust the United States or other countries of nuclear production to be steady suppliers of the nuclear materials that they would need in order to run their own power plants. The determination to continue the nuclear energy program in Iran is strong, as is the decision to retaliate against any Western attacks over the nuclear power program. Spread the word del.icio.us Digg Furl Reddit Ask BlinkList blogmarks BUMPzee Blogg-Buzz Google Ma.gnolia muti Netscape Newsvine PlugIM ppnow Rojo Shadows Simpy Slashdot Socializer Sphere Spurl StumbleUpon Tailrank Technorati Windows Live Wists Yahoo! Help Permalink •  Print •  Archives July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 Recent Posts Filming an Animated Holiday in Iran Typical Furniture Found in Iran HPV Vaccine in Iran 2010   April 2010 M T W T F S S « Jul       1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30   Categories Blog Pages Advertising Media in Iran Cars in Iran Chronology of Iranian Revolution Coup D Etat in Iran Current Iranian legislation Edible Photo Products in Iran Finance in Iran and the UK Fragrances in Iran Great Pools in Iran Health insurance in Israel History of Iran Iran 118 Iran and Nuclear Energy Iran Countrys Drug Problems Appear To Be Getting Worse Iran is hot: does it have hot tubs? Iran Music Iran Sanctions Iranian Constitution Iranian Culture Iranian Customs Iranian Food Iranian Political Organizations Iranian State Structure Jewelry in Iran Learning the Persian Language Living In Iran Oil and Gas in Iran Oil pipelines in Iran Persian rugs Search engine marketing in Iran Snowboarding in Iran The Iran Hostage Crisis The Iranian Nuclear Program The Iranian Revolution The President of Iran Traveling from Iran to the Seychelles Travelling to Iran by Ship Trekking to Iran from Africa Visiting Iran - Hotels and Travel Waterbeds (Wasserbetten) in Iran Which Hotels to Stay in when in Iran 当サイトは、任意売却のアドバイザーを比較するサイトです。