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Energy problems of developing countries and the development co-operation

Technical Report:

Abstract

The technology, economy and problems of energy sector in developing countries are presented as well as the possibilities of solving energy problems, with special emphasis on how to adapt Finnish energy know-how to the conditions existing in the developing countries. The population in the developing countries has grown explosively. The worst energy problem due to this growth is the shortage of firewood. The fact that wood is used for burning is one reason for the formation of deserts. Today already about one hundred million people in developing countries suffer from shortage of energy. In the following 20-30 years it will threaten already about one billion people. Poverty in the developing countries prevents the use of fossil fuels like oil. It is likely that the developing countries already in the coming decades will have to start to use new and renewable sources of energy, like these are solar and wind energy as well as hydroelectric power. The efficiency of burning fire wood should rapidly be improved. On the other hand reforestration should be increased. Also fossil fuels are needed before new sources of energy can be used. All over the world there has been interest in the energy problems of the  More>>
Publication Date:
Dec 15, 1984
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
VTT-TIED-399
Reference Number:
NOR-85-03016; ERA-10-048857; EDB-85-155966
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; ECONOMICS; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; ENERGY POLICY; ENERGY SUPPLIES; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; FOSSIL FUELS; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; COOPERATION; ENERGY SOURCES; FUELS; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; 290400* - Energy Planning & Policy- Energy Resources; 290200 - Energy Planning & Policy- Economics & Sociology
OSTI ID:
8116545
Research Organizations:
Valtion Teknillinen Tutkimuskeskus, Espoo (Finland)
Country of Origin:
Finland
Language:
Finnish
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE85752624
Availability:
NTIS (US Sales Only), PC A04/MF A01; 1.
Submitting Site:
NORD
Size:
Pages: 73
Announcement Date:
Mar 08, 2013

Technical Report:

Citation Formats

Mutanen, K, and Sahrman, K. Energy problems of developing countries and the development co-operation. Finland: N. p., 1984. Web.
Mutanen, K, & Sahrman, K. Energy problems of developing countries and the development co-operation. Finland.
Mutanen, K, and Sahrman, K. 1984. "Energy problems of developing countries and the development co-operation." Finland.
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title = {Energy problems of developing countries and the development co-operation}
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abstractNote = {The technology, economy and problems of energy sector in developing countries are presented as well as the possibilities of solving energy problems, with special emphasis on how to adapt Finnish energy know-how to the conditions existing in the developing countries. The population in the developing countries has grown explosively. The worst energy problem due to this growth is the shortage of firewood. The fact that wood is used for burning is one reason for the formation of deserts. Today already about one hundred million people in developing countries suffer from shortage of energy. In the following 20-30 years it will threaten already about one billion people. Poverty in the developing countries prevents the use of fossil fuels like oil. It is likely that the developing countries already in the coming decades will have to start to use new and renewable sources of energy, like these are solar and wind energy as well as hydroelectric power. The efficiency of burning fire wood should rapidly be improved. On the other hand reforestration should be increased. Also fossil fuels are needed before new sources of energy can be used. All over the world there has been interest in the energy problems of the developing countries. The World Bank and other financing bodies are increasing their financial aid for different kinds of energy projects. The Finnish development aid is primarily bilateral and concentrated in certain countries. In the 1980's the energy sector will be one of the main fields in our development aid, at the same time as the portion of our development aid from gross national income is increasing.}
place = {Finland}
year = {1984}
month = {Dec}
}