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Item #d93oct101

"A New Energy Path for the Third World," N. Lenssen, Technol. Rev., 42-51, Oct. 1993.

In this adaptation of a recent Worldwatch Institute paper, a senior Worldwatch researcher shows how the old path, based on fossil fuels, is leading developing countries to environmental and economic ruin. A better route combines more efficient technologies with alternative sources of energy.

Item #d93oct102

"City Planners Against Global Warming," M. Hamer, New Scientist, 12-13, 1993.

Rethinking the design of towns and cities could help to restrain the growth of traffic and cut CO2 emissions. Compares the potential savings for different industrialized countries of the world. Based in part on a report produced for the U.K. (See section on Reports/Transportation in this [October 1993] issue.)

Item #d93oct103

"Britain's Fridges: Too Hot to Handle" (see General Interest section in this [October 1993] issue).

Item #d93oct104

"Demanding Plans for Power Cuts," C. Cragg, New Scientist, 13-14, Mar. 27, 1993.

U.S. electricity companies make money, create jobs and reduce pollution by helping their customers use less power through the techniques of demand-side management. Britain has been slow to adopt the practice.

Item #d93oct105

"Tilting Toward Windmills," J.G. McGowan, Technol. Rev., 39-46, July 1993.

Long seen as a quixotic energy source, at least in the U.S., wind power is making a comeback, shattering several prominent myths (discussed here). With coordinated effort and an enlightened government energy policy, it is not too late for the U.S. to regain a leading role in wind-energy technology and manufacturing.

Item #d93oct106

"Nuclear Power's Dim Future," J. Josephson, Environ. Sci. Technol., 1007-1009, June 1993.

Interviews with industry experts lead the author to conclude that several major problems will prevent U.S. utilities from turning to nuclear power as the least-cost approach to abating CO2 or meeting future energy demands.

Item #d93oct107

"Will Brazil's Cars Go on the Wagon?" B. Homewood, New Scientist, 22-23, Jan. 9, 1993.

While the rest of the world searches for alternatives to fossil fuels, Brazil is considering winding down its successful Proalcohol program--the world's biggest experiment in alternative fuel that powers about a third of the country's cars from sugar cane.

Item #d93oct108

"Green Energy," E. Denzler, Nucleus, 7-9, Fall 1993 (Union of Concerned Scientists, 26 Church St., Cambridge MA 02238).

Current sensitivity to how biomass energy systems can affect ecosystems may allow us to utilize this renewable resource in an environmentally safe way and reduces dependence on fossil fuels.

Item #d93oct109

"All Charged Up," R.J. Hwang, ibid., 1-3, 12. Although electric vehicles will never fully replace gas-powered vehicles, they can play an important role in mitigating global warming and spurring the development of efficient vehicle technologies.

Item #d93oct110

"Jump Start: The New Automotive Revolution," C. Flavin, World Watch, 27-32, July-Aug. 1993. The first generation of environmentally responsible cars is at last on the way. Major manufacturers are developing super-efficient and hybrid vehicles.

Item #d93oct111

"Shedding Light on the Compact Fluorescent," L. Lamarre, EPRI J., 22-27, Mar. 1993.

Many U.S. consumers are disatisfied with cur rently available compact fluorescent lamps commonly promoted in the efficient-lighting programs of U.S. utilities, and manufacturers have begun working on improvements. Meanwhile, EPRI researchers are trying to determine the most effective next step for utility programs.

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