- Title: KENYA: EGYPT AND ALGERIA ADDRESS ENERGY CONFERENCE.
- Date: 14th August 1981
- Summary: NAIROBI, KENYA SV H.E. Ahmed Ezzeldin Hilal, Deputy Prime Minister, Egypt speaks 1.20 SV Algerian Minister of Energy, Belkacem Nabi, speaks in French 2.34 TRANSCRIPT SEQ. 1: HILAL: "Our energy consumption is increasing at the rate of about 12 per cent per year. Our consumption in electric power in 1980 stands at about 20 billion kilowatt per hour, and we will receive a hundred billion kilowatts per hour by the year 2000. We plan to divide the sources of supplying this power into: 15 per cent hydro, 25 per cent oil and gas, 20 per cent coal and 40 per cent nuclear. For the time being, heavy emphasis has been directed towards the utilisation of solar energy in water heating, industrial process heat, desalination, crop drying, passive solar architecture for new cities and settlements, as well as for refrigeration and cooling. A national plan for rural and urban utilisation of bio-gas and wind energy is underway. The financial and technical support from the European Economic Community, the United States, and other European countries, was essential for studies and demonstration projects in the field of new and renewable sources of energy."
- Embargoed: 29th August 1981 13:00
- Location: Kenya, Kenya
- Country: Kenya
- Topics: General,Politics
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- Story Text: NAIROBI, KENYA
INTRODUCTION: The twelve day United Nations Conference on new and renewable sources of energy is continuing in Nairobi. Several calls have already been made for a new world energy strategy to lessen dependence on hydro-carbon fuels. Egypt and Algeria are two leading Third World countries with huge development programmes which depend on readily-available energy sources. The deputy Prime Minister of Egypt, Ahmed Ezzeldin Hilal, addressed the conference first.
SYNOPSIS: The Algerian Minister of Energy and Petrochemical Industries, Belkacem Nabi, had some suggestions about how energy aid to the developing countries could be used. But first he pointed out that the use of energy in the Third World was three or four times less efficient than in the developed world. He said that massive assistance to reorganise the transport systems in the Third World could mean a gain of several million barrels of crude oil a day. This was because transport was the biggest single consumer of oil. In the same way, the Algerian Energy Minister added, international aid for the development of communications systems and infrastructure could being about substantial savings for the developing countries. The Third World countries want more aid from developed states in order to exploit alternative sources of power they often have in abundance. Canada has already promised an extra 33 million dollars for energy development, and the European Economic Community is to continue as the foremost supplier of aid. Energy will feature on the agenda of the North-South Summit on development issues in Mexico in October.
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