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Global Climate Change Digest

A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999

FROM VOLUME 2, NUMBER 9, SEPTEMBER 1989

PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS...
ENERGY POLICY


Item #d89sep31

"The Prospects for Coal Briquetting in the Third World," G.G. Stevenson (Energy Div., Oak Ridge Nat. Lab., Oak Ridge TN 37831), R.D. Perlack, Energy Policy, 17(3), 215-227, June 1989.

Reviews carbonizing and briquetting technologies that convert coal to a smokeless, strong and low-emission briquette for domestic or commercial application. Describes the necessary resource, technological, market and government policy assessments for analyzing a country's coal briquetting prospects. Concludes that coal briquetting may be used in addition to reforestation and conservation to combat fuel wood shortages.


Item #d89sep32

"The Politics of Oil--A View from Norway," G.H. Brundtland, ibid., 16(2), 102-109, Apr. 1988.

In a speech made at Harvard University, Norway's Prime Minister maintains that every nation should implement domestic and international energy policies that duly reflect the importance of energy to the environment and to general economic and political development. Progress in the future will be fundamentally dependent on the world's ability to cooperate despite differences in culture, political systems and the narrow interests of individual nations. Concludes that a low-energy future is our only option; new, renewable sources must play a more dominant role.


Item #d89sep33

"Global Warming--A Paradigm Shift for Energy Policy?" S. Boyle (Assoc. Conserv. Energy, London), ibid., 17(1), 2-5, Feb. 1989.

Several world leaders have expressed their concerns about the problems of global warming, acid rain, ozone depletion and sustainable development. The United Nations Environment Program has developed a plan to achieve carbon reductions, modeled on the Montreal Protocol for protection of the ozone layer. This plan includes establishing national ceilings with target ratios. Two approaches are suggested for encouraging public energy efficiency and creating policy: 1) any project that damages the environment will be debited to restore the environment and 2) precise values should be placed on environmental damage.

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