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FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 2, FEBRUARY 1993
U.K. DISCUSSION PAPER
Department of the Environment published options for stabilizing
CO2 emissions by the year 2000, in accord with the
Framework Convention on Climate Change. Mandatory actions include
levying a carbon/energy tax, raising fuel prices, and linking the
price of new cars with fuel efficiency. But much of the paper is
devoted to voluntary actions by individuals and industry, which
it estimates could achieve most or all of the needed reductions.
These include buying more efficient appliances and cars, and
manufacturing more energy-efficient products. The proposal was
reportedly criticized as ineffective by the opposition Labor
Party and the Association for the Conservation of Energy (Intl.
Environ. Rptr., pp. 26-27, Jan. 13). Comments on the
proposals are requested by March 31. See also Global Environ.
Change Rep. (p. 4, Dec. 18 1992); New Scientist, p.
10, Dec. 19/26 1992; Energy, Econ. & Clim. Change, pp.
14-15, Dec. 1992
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