Fuel and power play a key role in technological progress. The capacity and efficiency of production are largely dependent on the use of fuel and power, and indeed the extent of their use is one of the best indicators of the level of technology attained in a country. The Comecon region is reasonably well situated for fuel resources, and great strides have been made in expanding the output of fuel and power as an indispensable appurtenance of industrialization and economic development in general. Between 1950 and 1970 the output of primary fuels and power rose 4·1 times in the Comecon region, whilst in the rest of the world it increased 2·1 times.1
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