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Basic Needs and Much More With One Kilowatt Per Capita

REDDY, AKN (1985) Basic Needs and Much More With One Kilowatt Per Capita. In: AMBIO, 14 (4-5). pp. 190-200.

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Conventional thinkin g holds that increased energy consumption is a prerequisite for economic and social development. This belief, together With the prospect of dwindling global petroleum supplies and the high costs of expanding energy supply generally, lead many to believe that it is not feasible to improve living standards substantially in the developing countries. But by shifting to high-quality energy carriers and by exploiting cost-effective opportunities for more efficient energy use, it would be possible to satisfy basic human needs and to provide considerable further improvements in living standards without significantly increasing per-capita energy use above the present level.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: AMBIO
Publisher: Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 28 May 2009 08:38
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:32
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/20236

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