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FROM VOLUME 4, NUMBER 7, JULY 1991
IN THE U.K.
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.
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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