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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 8, NUMBER 10, OCTOBER 1995
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
Strategies for National Sustainable Development: A Handbook on Their
Preparation and Implementation, Intl. Inst. for Environ. & Develop.,
World Conserv. Union, 160 pp., Apr. 1995, £12.95 (Earthscan).
A guide for governments, agencies and NGOs that draws on a wide range of
national conservation strategies, green plans, environmental action plans, and
sectoral plans such as forestry action plans. Shows how participatory planning
and action are needed if economic, ecological and social objectives are to be
achieved in a balanced and integrated fashion.
Small is Stupid: Blowing the Whistle on the Greens, W. Beckerman,
1995 (Duckworth). See comment/review by J. Maddox in Nature, p. 305,
Mar. 23, 1995, listed in Global Climate Change Digest, Prof.
Pubs./Sustainable development, Sep. 1995.
The Future of Energy Use, R. Hill, P. O'Keefe, C. Snape, 256 pp.,
1995, £14.95 (Earthscan).
Reviewed by P. de Groot in New Scientist, p. 50, June 17, 1995.
Analyzes the use of different kinds of energy and their environmental and social
impacts, in both the developed and developing countries. The cost of energy is
low, but the cost to our health, the environment and future generations is high.
The cost to the environment is the most difficult to put into financial terms,
but it will prove to be the biggest cost if we do not take action now. The
authors urge realistic pricing policies, abolition of subsidies for fossil
fuels, development of renewable energy and energy conservation.
The Low-Cost Planet: Energy and Environmental Problems, Solutions and
Costs, D. Toke, 192 pp., July 1995, $63 hbk/$16.95 pbk (Pluto Press, U.K.;
through Inland Books, U.S.).
According to the publisher, the book covers political and economic issues of
all types of energy sources. A major section deals with energy issues that are
unique to the developing world.
Transport in Transition: Lessons from the History of Energy Policy,
S. Peake, 144 pp., Aug. 1995, $19.95 (Published by Royal Inst. Intl. Affairs,
UK; distributed through Brookings Inst. in the U.S.).
Examines how our experience with energy planning can be used to illuminate
the debate on transport projections and policy. Explores the relationship
between transport and economic development; the role and potential impacts of
demand-side measures; and the adoption of scenario analysis.
Energy Policies of IEA Countries, Intl. Energy Agency, 610 pp.,
1995, $144/DM 198/FF 695 (IEA).
This latest edition reviews the energy policies of each of IEA's 23 member
countries, looking at demand, supply and market trends, energy efficiency,
technology developments, interaction between energy and the environment, and
climate change strategies. Shows how IEA countries are meeting the challenge of
economic reform and are developing policy to ensure that environmental goals are
met at minimum cost to society.
Energy Technologies to Reduce CO2 Emissions in Europe: Prospects,
Competition, Synergy, 328 pp., Jan. 1995, $51 (OECD).
These proceedings from a conference in Petten explore the prospects for a
wide range of new and improved technologies, and examine the relationships among
the technologies over the long term, under a scenario of drastically reduced CO2
Transportation and Energy: Strategies for a Sustainable
Transportation System, D. Sperling, S.A. Shaheen, Eds., 322 pp., 1995, $28
Based on the 1993 Asilomar Conference on Transportation and Energy.
Examines how transportation energy choices made by citizens, policy makers and
planners will affect national goals of mobility, accessibility, environmental
quality, quality of life, economic growth, and energy security.
A Primer on Sustainable Building, D.L. Barnett, W.D. Browning,
135 pp., 1995, $16.95 (Rocky Mountain Inst.).
Provides architects, developers, general contractors, landscapers and
homeowners an environmentally responsive way to approach home and light
commercial construction. Follows the design process from selection of the site
to building materials. Emphasizes the relationships among each element of
sustainable design and how together these elements contribute to superior
Community Energy Workbook, A. Hubbard, C. Fong, 265 pp., 1995,
$16.95 (Rocky Mountain Inst.).
Outlines a simple framework for implementing sustainable energy practices in
the community, based on the experiences of communities that have addressed
energy issues successfully.
Wind Energy Comes of Age, P. Gipe, 536 pp., 1995, $64.95 (Wiley).
A guide to the politics, economics and technology of wind energy. Examines
issues such as environmental benefits, aesthetics and public acceptance,
centrally directed versus market-oriented research and development, and wind
energy's role in electric utilities.
Energy Efficiency and Human Activity: Past Trends and Future
Prospects, L. Schipper, S. Meyers, 1995, £14.95 (Cambridge).
Renewables Are Ready: People Creating Renewable Energy Solutions,
N. Cole, P.J. Skerrett, 239 pp., 1995, $19.95 (UCS).
Industrial Energy Efficiency: Policies and Programmes, 328 pp.,
Dec. 1994, $75 (OECD).
Proceedings of a workshop co-sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Energy and the
Intl. Energy Agenc. Highlights some of the more successful public and private
sector approaches to improving industrial energy efficiency.
Agriculture, Environment, Climate and Health: Sustainable Development
in the 21st Century, V.W. Ruttan, Ed., 1994 (Univ. of Minnesota).
Biomass Energy and Coal in Africa, D.O. Hall, Y.S. Mao, Eds., 196
pp., 1994 (Zed).
Reports on a study sponsored by the African Energy Policy Research Network.
Case studies show that the introduction of coal to replace wood as fuel in rural
households in Zimbabwe and Botswana has proven difficult. The studies argue that
the case for coal in the rural areas would be strengthened if the cost of
ongoing deforestation were fully taken into account.
Reviews of Previous Entries
Industrial Metabolism: Restructuring for Sustainable Development,
R.U. Ayres, U.E. Simonis, Eds., 1994 (UNU Press). Reviewed by J. Hirschhorn in
Environ. Sci. & Technol., p. 377A, Aug. 1995. (GLOBAL CLIMATE
CHANGE DIGEST, p. 9, Mar.)
Industrial Ecology and Global Change, R.H. Socolow, C. Andrews et
al., Eds., 1994, (Cambridge). Reviewed by B. Hileman in Chem. Eng. News,
pp. 42-43, Apr. 10, 1995. (Global Climate Change Digest, p. 18,
Green Gold: Japan, Germany, and the United States, and the Race for
Environmental Technology, C. Moore, A. Miller, 1994 (Beacon). Reviewed by J.
Park in Technology Review, pp. 78-79, Feb.-Mar. 1995. (GLOBAL
CLIMATE CHANGE DIGEST, p. 18, Nov.-Dec. 1994)
Power Surge, C. Flavin, N. Lenssen, Oct. 1994
(Worldwatch/Earthscan). Reviewed by J. Matthews in New Scientist, p. 43,
June 10, 1995. (Global Climate Change Digest, p. 15, Nov.-Dec. 1994)
Guide to Publishers
Index of Abbreviations