February 28, 2007
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FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 12, DECEMBER 1993
Global Climate Change Through the Adoption of Demand-Side
Technologies: Case Studies of the California South Coast and the
State of Vermont, J.P. Childress et al., 164+ pp., Oct. 1993,
$35. Contact J. Philip Childress, E.H. Pechan Assoc., 5537-C
Hempstead Way, Springfield VA 22151 (703-642-1120).
This project, commissioned by the California South Coast Air
Quality Management District with major funding from the U.S. EPA,
was intended to help the many smaller states and regulatory
agencies that want to implement energy efficiency or demand-side
management (DSM) programs, but lack the experience and staff
resources to execute the necessary studies. State-of-the art DSM
modeling was reviewed, and the necessary steps outlined. A major
goal was development of a DSM analytical tool that would be
available in the public domain. This tool was applied to two
dissimilar case studies, for the period 1991 to 2011.
Power Base: Renewable Energy Policies for the Nineties and Beyond,
K.L. Kozloff, R.C. Dower, 196 pp., Dec. 1993, $24.95 + $3
shipping. World Resour. Inst. Pubs., POB 4852, Hampden Sta.,
Baltimore MD 21211 (800-822-0504 or 410-516-6963).
Renewable energy sources will constitute only 9% of U.S.
energy needs 20 years from now if current policies continue. A
review of policy shifts over the past 20 years shows that the
U.S. must embrace a national renewable energy strategy involving
the private sector as well as federal and state governments;
market forces alone will not suffice. Makes specific proposals
related to changing energy pricing and subsidies, changing the
way utilities and energy users make energy supply decisions, and
supplementing private investment.
EC's Next Global Warming Factories, and Integrated
Resource Planning: Making Electricity Efficiency Work in Europe,
Dec. 1993. Greenpeace Intl., Keizersgracht 176, 1016 DE
Amsterdam, Neth. (tel: +31-20-523-6555; fax: +31-20-523-6500).
The first report shows that the 145 new electric power plants
currently planned in 12 member states of the European Union could
potentially increase CO2 emissions from the power
sector by 40%, preventing the EU from meeting any commitments to
curb emissions. An alternative recommended in the second report
is the adoption of integrated resource planning, successfully
used in the U.S. for 10 years, through which power companies are
allowed to earn profits by helping customers save energy.
Maximizing energy savings might cut CO2 emissions from
this sector by over 80% by 2020. (See Intl. Environ. Rptr.,
p. 934, Dec. 15 1993).
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