Manufacturing Industry and Economic Development in the SADCC Countries
In Table I, we fid the average annual growt rates of commercial fuel demand to the year 2000. Over this twenty year period, electricity consuption is expected to increase by 150 per vent, coal consumption by 120 per cent, and petroleum consumption by over 100 per cent. Surch a rapid growth in the consumption of comercial fuels could clearly ceate potential supply problems. But when the supplies of commercial energy resources within the SADCC region is more than able to support rapid economic growth i the years to come. The spatial, financial and legal barriers which stand in the way of full energy cooperation among the SADCC countries are in no way insurmountable. The alleviation of these constraints would clearly be beneficial to all countries involved.