Energy and Development: 40 Years of Exchanges between Latin America and France
Article from: OGEL 3 (2004), in Energy, Institutional Reforms and Development in Latin America
Half a century ago, Raúl Prebish and his colleagues at the Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA) showed that structural dynamics matter more than the working of markets in understanding economic development. The recent emergence of the information industries has not weakened the central role of the energy industries in such dynamics. Resulting from the ability of energy sources to renew their technologies of production, transport and utilisation depends, indeed, the availability of these resources, which is indispensable to all economic activity. Energy must be available in adequate ...