chapter  4
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Existing Power-Sources and Future Demand

The comparison has been, so far, with the present position ; it may be more relevant to make a comparison with the position as it might have been expected to become had atomic energy not come in sight. Two considerations have to be faced in this connection ; in the first place, it may be that, failing the industrial application of atomic energy, we face a prospect of increasing power costs even with consumption of power at its present level; secondly, it may be that the cost of power from existing sources will

rise as world population and the world supply of powerusing equipment increase.