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FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 10, OCTOBER 1993

REPORTS...
SOCIAL IMPACTS OF ENERGY USE


Item #d93oct60

The Social Costs of Fuel Cycles: Lessons Learned (QE93-04), A.J. Krupnick, 1993, $2.25. RFF (Resources for the Future) Publications, 1616 P St. NW, Washington DC 20036 (202-328-5086).

Summarizes eight lessons learned so far from a continuing project with the U.S. Department of Energy and the European Community. One is the need to estimate global warming damages.


Item #d93oct61

Incorporating Environmental Externalities into Utility Planning: Seeking A Cost-Effective Means of Assuring Environmental Quality, June 1993, $195. Consumer Energy Council of America Res. Foundation, 2000 L St. NW, S. 802, Washington DC 20036 (tel: 202-659-0404; fax: 202-659-0407).

Provides a basic overview of the issue, developed by a diverse committee representing the major categories of stakeholders, including regulatory agencies, environmental groups and utility equipment vendors. Closes by applying the report's analytical approach to climate change. Lists 27 principles, conclusions and recommendations, and includes a lengthy bibliography. (See review article in Energy, Econ. & Clim. Change, p. 12, July 1993.)


Item #d93oct62

Environmental Externalities Valuation and Ontario Hydro's Resource Planning. Vol. 1: The Role of Externality Valuation in Resource Selection; Vol. 2: Methods for Incorporating Environmental Externalities into Utility Planning; Vol. 3: Environmental Externality Values for Use in Ontario Hydro's Resource Planning, P. Chernick (Resour. Insight Inc.), E. Caverhill, R. Brailove, 1993. Vol. 1, Cdn $6; Vol. 2, Cdn $8.20; Vol. 3, Cdn $9.50; + postage. Contact Nuclear Awareness Proj., Box 2331, Oshawa ON L1H 7V4, Can. (tel/fax: 416-725-1565).

This extensive study, prepared for the Coalition of Environ. Groups for a Sustainable Energy Future (Toronto, Ont.), was funded by a Canadian government grant of $3 million to the Coalition as an intervenor in hearings on the proposed expansion of the Hydro Quebec project. It includes general discussion on valuing externalities, including the use of taxes, and specifically of valuing CO2 emissions. (Discussed and reviewed in Energy, Econ. & Clim. Change, pp. 8-9, Feb.)

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