Article | 1995

Nonproliferation: Now a Workable Idea

By Amory Lovins

This editorial in the Christian Science Monitor discusses the contradictions inherent in the 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, especially in the world 25 years later. The authors argue that nuclear nonproliferation is viable in large part because of the commercial collapse of the nuclear market and the rise of superior alternative energy sources. With so many energy options available today, an entity that wants nuclear reactors is clearly using them for nonenergy producing purposes. The authors explain that the NPT’s and developing countries’ equity and development goals are better met by nonviolent energy options that support nonproliferation, development, and the environment.