Regina Committee for World DevelopmentPublisher: R.C.W.D., Regina, Canada
Year Published: 1977
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX238
Six one-page articles discuss energy production in the Third World.
Abstract: These are a group of six one-page articles relating to energy and human needs. They point out such things as Canada's involvement in the nuclear export programme and also in Rio Linto Zinc. This corporation is a British based subsidary in South Africa involved in the formation of a Uranium Cartel. The export of nuclear energy to Third World countries only drains their foreign exchange market and leads to a dependency on world capital markets. There are alternative ways of using local resources and skills which could eliminate this dependence. Third World countries have no need for expensive technologies and imported fuels. Energy sources should be simple, cheap, suitable for village and rural areas, with minimal side effects on the environment. The article also stresses that technology can be used to meet basic human needs without having to destroy our enviornment and remove people from their jobs.