The French president Francois Hollande said that the developing countries have an advantage over the west. The president further added that developing world can set an example by directly using renewable energy for their progress. The developed world is already struggling to get rid of the overdependence on the fossil fuel but developing countries do not hold such compulsion. The third world countries can directly jump to the step where developed world struggled to reach for half century.
The developed world is indeed spending many of their resources to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. The low carbon technologies are very expensive. The cost of the project doubles when you have to destroy outdated infrastructure and create a new one in the place, this is the case for many developed countries. Developing countries can fill the gap of its energy infrastructure by building renewable energy plants. The urbanization rates are at peak in the developing world. The demand for energy is exploding due to new cities every year.
As the middle class is growing, with their own appliances, phones and television set, the per capita consumption of the electricity is increasing.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development meeting at Paris stressed the importance of energy efficiency in the developing world. The old cities definitely have their own charm and importance but one has to admit that they are inefficient and not compatible for sustainable future. The newly industrialized countries can create sustainable future for themselves by using renewable energy.