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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 3, NUMBER 8, AUGUST 1990
The following are available from the U.S. Energy Association, the U.S.
member of the 87-nation World Energy Council (WEC), and were listed in its June
1990 newsletter USEA Report (USEA, 1620 Eye St. NW, S. 615, Washington
DC 20006; 202-331-0415). The last four items are also available from WEC, 34
Saint James St., London SW1A 1HD, UK.
Global Climate Change: An Energy Industry Perspective, May 1990.
Produced by a membership committee and released at the 1990 USEA annual meeting
in May, this report stresses that the energy industry must take an active role
in the climate change debate to insure that energy industry perspectives will be
properly addressed. Recommends immediate development of advanced technologies
(coal, nuclear, renewable power and conservation), and coordination of energy
and environmental policies.
U.S. Energy '90--Fourth Annual Assessment of U.S. Energy Prospects,
May 1990. (See Global Climate Change Digest, REPORTS/ENERGY POLICY, June
An Assessment of Worldwide Energy-Related Atmospheric Pollution, 1989,
241 pp., Aug. 1989, $25 ($20 members). This WEC publication reviews the sources
and physical and chemical atmospheric processes of energy-related pollution,
covering SO2, NOx, O3, trace elements, non-methane hydrocarbons, organic matter,
radioactive material and greenhouse gases. It assesses the status of
understanding of environmental effects, emphasizing fossil fuel combustion and
nuclear energy, then discusses policy options available to legislators
throughout the world.
Energy for Tomorrow: Conclusions of the 14th Congress of the World
Energy Conference, Montreal, 1989, 8 pp.
14th Congress of the World Energy Conference, 1989, $150 ($100
members). Contains 214 technical, round-table and working group papers.
Global Energy Perspectives 2000-2020, 1989, $20 ($15 members).
Energy Efficiency and the Global Environment, T. Duane, B. Keepin,
1990. Ten-page summary or a detailed, annotated version available from the U.S.
address of the Intl. Foundation for the Survival and Development of Humanity
The inefficient use of nonrenewable energy entirely or partially accounts
for global warming, acid rain, air pollution, oil spills, nuclear waste and
proliferation, deforestation, the debt crisis and much of world military
tension. Government policies for improved energy efficiency are a prerequisite
for any sustainable solution. Discusses examples of successful U.S. programs in
California, the Northwest, and New England.
The Power of the States: A Fifty-State Survey of Renewable Energy,
100 pp., June 1990. Public Citizen Critical Mass Energy Proj., 215 Pennsylvania
Ave. SE, Washington DC 20003 (202-546-4996). Price $50; 103-page supplement with
detailed data $35; cost for both $75.
Produced by Public Citizen and a number of other citizen groups nationwide
and based on government and private industry documents. Renewable energy (mainly
biomass and hydroelectric power) accounts for 13% of the Nation's electricity
production and provides 23% more energy than does nuclear power, but the
situation varies widely among states. Policy suggestions are given for
developing renewable resources further in all states.
Energy, Environment and Health Scorecard--Report No. 5, 4
pp., June 1990. Available from Amer. Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy,
1333 H St. NW, S. 1169, Washington DC 20005 (202-429-8873).
A periodic bulletin on U.S. trends produced jointly with the Alliance to
Save Energy (202-857-0666) and the Energy Conservation Coalition (202-745-4870),
this issue indicates that energy use climbed to record levels last year, oil
imports have risen over the past several years, and automobile fuel economy
decreased slightly over the previous year. Other trends are plotted such as CO2
emissions and energy use per unit gross national product.
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