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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999

FROM VOLUME 5, NUMBER 4, APRIL 1992

BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
ENERGY AND ITS USE


Item #d92apr86

Order the following from American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), 2140 Shattuck Ave., S. 202, Berkeley CA 94704 (510-549-9914):

Energy Efficiency and the Environment: Forging the Link, E. Vine, D. Crawley, P. Centollela, Eds., 418 pp., 1991, $28. Contains 20 papers by leading researchers, program analysts and policy makers focusing on how planners can incorporate environmental externalities in natural resource allocation. Based on papers presented at a 1990 summer workshop on energy efficiency in buildings.

State of the Art Energy Efficiency: Future Directions, E. Vine, D. Crawley, Eds., 287 pp., 1991, $26. Contains more papers from the same workshop as the previous entry, covering energy efficiency technologies and programs, resource planning and policy making, and data collection and analysis techniques.

Efficient Energy Use: A Development Strategy for Brazil, H. Geller, 164 pp., 1991, $24.50. Prepared at ACEEE in cooperation with Electrobras (Brazil's national electric utility) and the University of Brazil, this report describes the country's progress in electricity conservation, the potential for further improvements, how implementation of electricity conservation measures can be accelerated, and how those in the U.S. and elsewhere can help Brazil. Reviewed by M. Stetson in World Watch, p. 40, Mar.-Apr. 1992.

Energy-Efficient Motor Systems: A Handbook on Technology, Program and Policy Opportunities, S. Nadel, M. Shepherd et al., 379 pp., 1991, $27. An interdisciplinary team of experts evaluates the existing motor stock, outlines specific approaches for increasing efficiency, reviews experience to date and makes recommendations.


Item #d92apr87

Energy Use and the Environment, F.P.W. Winteringham, 150 pp., 1991, $40 in U.S./$48 elsewhere (Lewis).

Reviews current energy technology and energy types, addresses the greenhouse effect and agricultural concerns about energy use, discusses by-products of energy use and their global impacts, and suggests remedies.


Item #d92apr88

Energy for Planet Earth, 140 pp., 1991, 10.95 (Freeman).

Eleven articles from the September 1990 special issue of Scientific American surveying current global energy needs and resources, critical energy issues, causes of problems and potential solutions.


Item #d92apr89

The Energy Sourcebook: A Guide to Technology, Resources and Policy, R. Howes, A. Fainberg, Eds., 546 pp., 1991, $75 hbk./$35 pbk. (discounts for AIP members). Amer. Inst. Physics, c/o AIDC, 64 Depot Rd., Colchester VT 05446 (800-445-6638; 802-878-0315).

Described by the publisher as a uniquely comprehensive and technically accurate compendium of information on the sources and uses of energy and the energy options available to the U.S.


Item #d92apr90

Technology Options for Electricity Generation: Economic and Environmental Factors, H. Dowlatabadi, M.A. Toman, 98 pp., 1991, $12.95 (RFF).

Presents and applies a detailed simulation model to identify cost-minimizing investment options for electricity generation under different assumptions about demand, costs, regulation and other economic and environmental factors.

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