February 28, 2007
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Global Climate Change Digest
A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 4, APRIL 1993
exchange. A greenhouse gas technology information exchange (GREENTIE),
supported by 11 member countries of the International Energy Agency and the
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, will begin operating this
summer. Initially it will provide information on technologies and practices
associated with the use of energy in all sectors; eventually it will cover
nonenergy sector sources of greenhouse gases such as agriculture. To be managed
by NOVEM, the Netherlands energy and environment agency, GREENTIE will be
accessable by national or regional computer networks.
Natural Gas Star Program. The U.S. EPA has begun a
project with 14 natural gas companies, representing about 30 percent of the
industry, to find new opportunities to cost-effectively reduce methane emissions
from gas distribution systems. For information contact Bruce Grag, Oil & Gas
Systems, Global Change Div., U.S. EPA, Washington DC 20460 (202-233-9044).
"IPCC to Expand
Assessment of Human Health Impacts," Global Environ. Change Rep.,
p. 6, Mar. 12. The new Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change has proposed to expand its assessment of climate change impacts
on health and air quality. Many members think the topic did not get sufficient
attention in the first IPCC assessment. The second assessment is scheduled for
"Du Pont Accelerates
CFC Phaseout," P. Zurer, Chem. Eng. News, pp. 5-6, Mar. 15. Du Pont
plans to end all production of CFCs in developed countries by the end of 1994,
one year earlier than required by the revised Montreal Protocol.
Regulations Go into Effect," Energy, Econ. & Clim. Change, pp.
11-12, Feb. The regulations, published in the Jan. 11 Federal Register
(pp. 3701-3757), require most U.S. power plants to begin to monitor and report
their CO2 emissions, by Nov. 1993 for "Phase I" units and by January
1995 for others.
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