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Title: Rural energy and development

The author discusses the worldwide problem and need for rural electrification to support development. He points out that rural areas will pay high rates to receive such services, but cannot afford the capital cost for conventional services. The author looks at this problem from the point of energy choices, subsides, initial costs, financing, investors, local involvement, and governmental actions. In particular he is concerned with ways to make better use of biofuels, to promote sustainable harvesting, and to encourage development of more modern fuels.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
551977
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-440-23409; CONF-9704141-
ON: DE97008397; TRN: 97:005443-0002
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Village power `97, Arlington, VA (United States), 14-15 Apr 1997; Other Information: PBD: 1997; Related Information: Is Part Of Village Power `97. Proceedings; Cardinal, J.; Flowers, L.; Taylor, R.; Weingart, J. [eds.]; PB: 521 p.
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; RURAL AREAS; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; ENERGY SOURCE DEVELOPMENT; BIOMASS; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; ELECTRIC POWER; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; USES