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Developing self sufficiency in energy production

Historically, there exists a significant positive association between the energy consumption and countries’ Human Development Index (HDI)—a composite indicator of human well-being (Pasternik 2000, International Energy Agency 2004). Countries with lower per capita energy consumption tend to have lower HDI; a higher HDI goes hand in hand with increased per capita electricity consumption (PCEC, kilowatt-hour). Once a country reaches a reasonably high level of HDI, its energy consumption will mainly depend on sectoral and geographical factors. Chidambaram (2001) observed that...

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