February 28, 2007
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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 5, NUMBER 1, JANUARY 1992
STATE REPORTS: CALIFORNIA
Global Climate Change: Potential Impacts and Policy Recommendations
(P500-91-007), Oct. 1991. Vol. 1, 26 pp.; Vol. 2, 300 pp. Calif. Energy
Commission, Public Commun. Off., 1516 Ninth St., Sacramento CA 95814
(916-654-4989); no charge.
A draft committee report prepared in response to a 1988 legislative mandate.
The first volume gives an overview of global climate change, and summarizes the
major findings and policy recommendations. The second represents supporting
staff analysis first published as a March 1991 draft staff report, but modified
to reflect comments received.
Potential impacts are given for water, energy, agriculture, forestry,
natural habitat, sea level, air quality, human health and the economy.
Recommendations are made for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases such as CO2
(transportation, electric generation, energy efficiency, industry and
recycling), methane (landfills, livestock, natural gas systems, coal seams), and
CFCs. Recommendations for climate change adaptation policies cover water,
agriculture, forestry and air quality.
California's Energy Plan--California Energy Commission 1991 Biennial
Report (P-106-91-001), approx. 70 pp., Oct. 1991. No charge from address
Addresses the state's needs through the end of the century, emphasizing
increased energy efficiency in the transportation, commercial and industrial
sectors, increased use of clean, alternative energy supplies, and efficient
infrastructure use. Three-quarters of the almost 11,000 megawatts needed by 2001
will be met through energy efficiency; half the rest should be met by renewable
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