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FROM VOLUME 5, NUMBER 10, OCTOBER 1992
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
Cool Energy: Renewable Solutions to Environmental Problems,
Revised Edition, M. Brower, 220 pp., 1992, $12.95 pbk. (MIT Press).
An expanded and revised version of an earlier edition published by the Union
of Concerned Scientists. Argues that with the right policies, renewable energy
could provide as much as 50% of U.S. energy needs within 40 years. Identifies
the market barriers to be removed and asserts that from a broad societal
perspective, renewable energy could be a cheaper source of new energy than
The Rational Use of Energy and the Environmental Benefits, The
Watt Committee on Energy, Eds., 151 pp., 1992 (Watt).
Includes all the papers from the conference of the same title (Apr. 1992,
Strasbourg, France), convened because 1992 is anticipated as a turning point for
European energy policies, and as a forum for the debate over techniques and
policy issues. The topics covered are: review of the energy scene; institutional
factors; environmental implications; implementing the rational use of energy
(market developments and suitable actors); round table discussions; the changing
The Energy-Environment Connection, J.M. Hollander, Ed., 450 pp.,
1992, $48 hbk./$25 pbk. (Island).
Scientists and policy makers provide ideas on the vital connection between
the two topics with the goal of helping citizens and leaders find ways to
balance the costs and benefits of energy within the context of global
Energy and the Environment into the 1990s, A.A.M. Sayigh, five
volumes, 1992, $820 (Pergamon).
Proceedings of The First World Renewable Energy Congress (Sep. 1990,
Reading, UK) which looked at how to tap renewable energy sources and showed that
renewable energy is a viable alternative to current harmful sources of energy.
Among the topics covered are photovoltaics, solar thermal technology, materials
science, wind energy, biomass technology, and solar and low-energy architecture.
Global Environmental Protection Strategy through Thermal Engineering,
345 pp., 1992, $79.50 (Hemisphere).
Contains papers from the final report of a research subcommittee for Japan's
Society of Mechanical Engineers. These are among the chapter topics: global
trends in greenhouse gases and stratospheric ozone; carbon dioxide problems; CFC
problems and alternatives; advanced energy conservation.
Annual Review of Energy and the Environment (Vol. 16, Oct. 1991),
J.M. Hollander, Ed., 572 pp., $64. (Ann. Rev. Inc.).
The topics of 17 papers include: assessment of CO2 mitigation options;
least-cost climatic stabilization; unconventional power; how policies to
increase U.S. oil production are likely to fail and damage the environment and
the economy; international and regional topics (in southern Africa, the Soviet
region, Brazil, China, southeast Asia, Poland).
Market Mechanisms for Pollution Control: Impacts on the Coal Industry,
J.L. Vernon, 38 pp., 1990, £60 member countries/£180 nonmember
countries (IEA Coal Res.).
Examines existing experience with market-based regulatory instruments and
assesses some of the more novel ideas being put forward as solutions to problems
such as climate change and global warming. Considers taxes and tradable permits,
noting that few schemes for implementation are on the drawing board. Reviewed by
J. Skea in Energy Policy, pp. 380-381, Apr. 1992.
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