> other countries similarly rich in energy resources, for
>instance, Russia, which is responsible for the largest amount of
>flared gas in the world according to Washington ("Russia Top Offender
>in Gas-flare Emissions," 21 June 2007,
>also turn to nuclear power plants:
The reason why the USSR turned to nuclear fission reactors,
and later to generating some electricity from their waste heat, is
much the same as the reason why the USA, UK, France did so: to make
Pu for nuclear bombs.
I had opined:
> > The 'wind map' propaganda was evidently written by some PR agents -
>> as evidenced by their
>> "a price range of 450 to 650 rials per kw/h."
to which Yoshie replied:
>Iran's economy is very statist, with little left to the free market,
>so at this stage of development of renewable energy, it's hard to say
>what they mean by the "price range" from just one article.
The point is not the "price range" but the wrong units "kw/h"
which no physicist or engineer, or even biochemist, would write.
Altho' Yoshie doesn't concede the correction to his assertion
that New Zealand is taking part in Dubya's attack on Iraq, I note he
doesn't renew the claim. I'm proud to say we resisted that pressure,
when 4 decades earlier we had not stayed out of the Viet Nam war.