The energy needs of the developing countries are enormous. They will grow with the passage of time as the pace of economic development accelerates and those countries enter the industrial epoch. The sheer physical non-availability of coal and petroleum to most of them makes it obligatory to choose an unconventional resource as an energy-base. The nuclear fission is the only option now available which is feasible, less-expensive and plentiful. Solar and fusion may be the ultimate sources in the steady state, when appropriate technologies are developed.
Rao, Vaman, "The Energy Needs of The Developing Countries" (1977). UMR-MEC Conference on Energy / UMR-DNR Conference on Energy. 317, pp. 512-518.
4th Annual UMR-DNR Conference on Energy (1977: Oct. 11-13, Rolla, MO)
Article - Conference proceedings
Energy Economics Pricing Strategies
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13 Oct 1977