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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
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FROM VOLUME 10, NUMBER 12, DECEMBER 1997

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Item #d97dec67

"World Bank Fund Finds Allies and Skeptics," E. Masood, Nature, p. 7, Nov. 6, 1997. The World Bank has offered to set up and manage a Global Carbon Initiative as a mechanism for joint implementation. Developed countries would pay for low-cost, energy-efficient projects in developing countries. But developing countries and some non-governmental groups have yet to be convinced of the scheme's merits.


Item #d97dec68

"Shell To Invest $500 Million in Renewables," Global Environ. Change Rep., p. 7, Oct. 24, 1997. The Royal Dutch/Shell Group will follow the lead of British Petroleum, which earlier this year announced plans to increase its sales of solar products tenfold over the next decade.


Item #d97dec69

"The Power To Choose," L. Sykes, New Scientist, pp. 18-19, Sep. 6, 1997. In April 1998, the British energy market will be the first in the world to be opened to full competition. The success of renewable energy in the free market will depend on whether people can be persuaded to pay more for green energy. The Worldwide Fund for Nature is developing criteria and auditing systems for certifying green electricity, a complicated process.


Item #d97dec70

"Green Fuel Set for Takeoff," D. Charles, New Scientist, p. 25, Mar. 22, 1997. A hydrogen-powered plane could be flying by the end of the century. Being developed by Daimler-Benz Aerospace Airbus, it will eliminate CO2 emissions and produce fewer (ozone-destroying) nitrogen oxides than conventional aircraft.

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