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FROM VOLUME 7, NUMBER 5, MAY 1994
REPORTS... U.S. ACTION PLAN
Updates: Department of Agriculture, Department of State,
Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection
Agency, Apr. 1994, no charge. Contact U.S. Climate Action
Team Headquarters, U.S. Dept. Energy (tel: 202-586-7541; fax:
202-586-9847). Covers all portions of the Climate Change Action
Program. Other documents related to the program are also
Global Climate Change: Issues and Options, 52 pp., Apr. 1994,
no charge. Global Climate Coalition (GCC), 1331 Pennsylvania Ave.
NW, S. 1500-N. Tower, Washington DC 20004 (202-637-3158).
The GCC, representing a variety of U.S. industries, makes the
following recommendations for U.S. action based on its
comprehensive review of economic and policy issues and the state
of climate science. (1) Continued science research and impact
assessment; (2) measures that will reduce the threat of climate
change yet also make sense in their own right; (3) research and
development that improve our ability to economically produce and
use energy with fewer greenhouse emissions; (4) efforts to
understand and communicate the economic, social and political
consequences of both climate change and proposed policy
responses. Specific recommendations are also made.
following were released by several nongovernmental organizations
and are available (no charge) from Natural Resour. Defense
Council, 1350 New York Ave. NW, S. 300, Washington DC 20005
The Gap: Climate Plan Faces Major Shortfall, D.
Lashoff, 4 pp., Apr. 1994. Analysis of data published in the
recent supplement to the U.S. action plan (GCCD, Apr.
1994) shows that the U.S. will barely reach halfway to its goal
of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year
2000. Much of the problem lies with overly optimistic assumptions
regarding rises in both oil prices and vehicle fuel efficiency,
and regarding the level of funding for action plan programs
Congress will provide.
Bridging the Gap: Initiatives to Achieve President
Clinton's Climate Commitment, H. Geller, J. DeCicco et al.,
10 pp., Apr. 1994. The major suggestion is for higher vehicle
efficiency standards, increasing an average of 6% per year
starting in 1996. (See Energy, Econ. & Clim. Change,
p. 6, May.)
Dialogue on Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emission
Reductions and Offsets by Electricity Generators, 156 pp.,
1994, $20. The Keystone Ctr., 1001 G St. NW, S. 430W, Washington
DC 20001 (202-783-0248).
Recommends guidelines developed by representatives from
industry, environmental groups, government and science for
reporting greenhouse gas emissions reductions and offsets under
the U.S. Energy Policy Act.
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