The Energy Situation Between East and West in Europe

  • Wilhelm Frank
  • Wolfgang Zehetner
Part of the Vienna Institute for Comparative Economic Studies book series


It is generally agreed that Western Europe has a deficit in sources of energy. This deficit cannot be avoided for the next years, indeed decades, and will remain until new principal energy supply technologies can be developed for large-scale use, such as nuclear fusion or solar radiation. So far, no technically and economically feasible solution for either of these unconventional energy sources seems to be in prospect in the near future. There­fore, Western Europe will continue to have a deficit of commercial energy — namely coal, oil, gas and electricity (see Table 1).


German Democratic Republic Political Trust Supply Contract Supply Security CMEA Country 
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© The Vienna Institute for Comparative Economic Studies 1980

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  • Wilhelm Frank
  • Wolfgang Zehetner

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