February 28, 2007
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Global Climate Change Digest
A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
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FROM VOLUME 3, NUMBER 11, NOVEMBER 1990
U.K. WHITE PAPER
Britain's long-awaited environmental policy
document, released Sept. 25, 1990, has been welcomed by industry but criticized
by environmental groups. (See REPORTS, this Global Climate Change Digest
issue--Nov. 1990.) The concept of a carbon tax on fossil fuels was rejected
for the immediate future, and is the subject of an appendix to the main report.
Energy efficiency will be given higher priority through increased funding for
the U.K. Energy Office. Otherwise, continuation of existing programs is
recommended. For discussions see Nature, p. 412, Oct. 4; New
Scientist, pp. 34-36, Sep. 8 (extensive discussion of draft summary) and p.
17, Sep. 29.
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