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FROM VOLUME 4, NUMBER 7, JULY 1991

NEWS...
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Item #d91jul101

Energy Committee Report: A House of Commons Energy Select Committee report released in April 1991 soundly criticizes government policies on energy efficiency and argues that a comprehensive strategy is urgently needed. (See Reports/General, this Global Climate Change Digest issue--July 1991.) Based on testimony from government, industry and environmental groups, the document makes 34 recommendations for policy improvements. One is to set targets for energy use so the government can meet its goal of stabilizing CO2 at 1990 levels by the year 2005. It suggests making the Energy Efficiency office of the Department of Energy an independent agency. See Global Environ. Change Rep., p. 3, May 3, 1991; New Scientist, p. 20, Apr. 27.


Item #d91jul102

Emission Target Proposal: According to Intl. Environ. Rptr. (pp. 330-331, June 19, 1991), U.K. Environment Secretary Michael Heseltine presented a compromise plan to U.S. officials in June for setting national greenhouse gas reduction targets. It would allow countries to claim a total reduction covering a range of greenhouse gases, and would give credit for existing reduction programs. These are also two of the themes central to the U.S. strategy (Global Climate Change Digest, News, Mar. 1991). The proposals, contained in a document entitled Comprehensive Approach to Greenhouse Gas Emission Controls, were first presented at a March 1991 meeting of the European Community Council of Environmental Ministers.

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