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Our set of problems thus reduces to essentially one question: can mankind dispose of a rich negentropy source that itself is not initially tied to material carriers? As such a tie is established both by the material forms of primary energy and the structural devices necessary for handling negentropy the principal answer is no. For all conceivable levels of human activities, a practical answer is yes, however . In this context the general tendency towards centralisation, increased densities and efficiencies appears in a new light.
4 75 62 1655 3169 SOURCE Calculated from World Economics Survey 1975, Changing Structure of Energy Production and Consumption 1961-1973, Table 18, p. 60. 173 Liquid in TW Percentage Total ratio of production p 1 to consump. 94875 Total Southern hemisphere Developing countries Centrally planned economies North America "-... j::>. <;; ;::s t'1) ~· ~ ;::: ::>::l -. ;::: ;p g. ~· 44 Economic Growth and Resources consumption in the various regions of the world, we will estimate the cost of the following four alternative energy 'strategies': (a) Continuation of the energy demand at historical growth rates ( t"970-73) within the traditional structure of energy carriers.