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Abstract

The linkage between the energy problem and the national R & D strategies of the EC countries was investigated in the light of the results of IIASA's long- term global energy study (documented). In considering the next fifty years in other industrialized world regions, substantial discordance is revealed between the desires of the EC countries for economic growth, etc., and the need for a global balance between energy demand and supply. A way of gradually harmonizing regional energy strategies with the constraints on resources and technologies identified in the IIASA global scenarios has been developed. The two alternative scenarios developed are based on a macroeconomically optimal allocation of capital, manpower, and energy. Given the limited oil imports of the EC in IIASA's global projections, two limiting scenarios are presented to indicate the narrow technological choice in a medium to long term future for the EC countries of low economic growth. The two scenarios have either coal or nuclear power as the favoured energy option, supplemented by the other source.

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Authors: SASSIN W, INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, LAXENBURG (AUSTRIA);HOELZL A, INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, LAXENBURG (AUSTRIA);ROGNER H H, INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, LAXENBURG (AUSTRIA);SCHRATTENHOLZER L INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, LAXENBURG (AUSTRIA), INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, LAXENBURG (AUSTRIA)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK: 99 P., 1983, ISBN 3-7045-0060-7 WRITE TO THE PUBLICATIONS DEPARTMENT INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, A-2361 LAXENBURG (AUSTRIA), PRICE: USD 10, (EUR 8421).
Record Number: 1989123078700 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
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