Nicolas Sarkozy, president of France, has made an odd statement today – saying that poor countries need nuclear power in order to develop properly. He’s urging rich lenders to support a global nuclear expansion, which should help fight climate change problems, and satisfy the ever-growing demand for energy in the world.
Sarkozy made it clear that he’s familiar with the dangers associated with running a nuclear power plant – as well as worries related to the nuclear program run by Iran. He expressed strong criticism against those who use nuclear technology for means of destruction instead of development.
His vision won over international energy officials from India to Brussels, as well as French executives eager to market their skills to foreign countries.
On the other hand, some experts are being skeptical to Sarkozy’s push, stating that it’s paving the way for a deadly nuclear disaster, should the technology fall into the wrong hands – and to add to that, the price of nuclear energy growth is increasing dramatically – up to $3.9 trillion worldwide by 2050.
[ Via Yahoo! Green ]