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FROM VOLUME 8, NUMBER 2, FEBRUARY 1995
ENERGY POLICY AND TECHNOLOGY
Benefits of Lean and Clean," J.J. Romm, Technology Review,
70-71, Feb.-Mar. 1995. Energy-saving improvements in workplace
lighting, heating and cooling can also boost productivity and
from ibid., Jan. 1995:
"From Villain to Hero," J. Szekely, G. Trapaga,
30-36. The materials industry, long regarded as an environmental
scourge, is well suited to the ecologically friendly processing
"Tapping the Fire Down Below," D. Tenenbaum, 38-47.
New technologies exist that improve our ability to take advantage
of geothermal energy, but they are underutilized.
"Gearing Up for Electric Cars," D. Sperling, Issues
Sci. Technol., 33-41, Winter 1994-1995. The auto industry
needs a push from government to make the transition to electric
Charged Up and Nowhere to Go," R. Mestel, New Scientist,
14-15, Dec. 3, 1994. Describes the benefits and disadvantages of
electric cars, and possible incentives to encourage their use.
"Improving Automotive Efficiency," J. DeCicco, M. Ross, Scientific
American, 52-59, Dec. 1994.
Modifications in automobile design could bring substantial
savings for car owners, lessen dependence on oil, and reduce
greenhouse gas emissions.
"Four items in Coal Voice, Fall 1994:
"Plugging into Electricity's Future," R. Livingston,
22-27. Today's advanced electrotechnologies can improve
efficiency and allow wider use of electricity while still
improving the environment.
"Ecowatts vs. Negawatts," 28-31. An interview of
Amory Lovins and Mark Mills that reveals similarities and
overlaps in the thinking of an expert on conservation and an
expert on the benefits of electrification.
"The Electrification Obstacle Course," 32-35. Eight
views on roadblocks to increased electrification and use of
"Coal, Electricity and a Sustainable Future," R.
Lawson, 38. Coal-based electricity is the pathway to a
sustainable future in the 21st century.
"Efficiency: A Hard Sell," L. Lamarre, EPRI Journal,
16-23, Oct.-Nov. 1994.
Examines barriers hindering the adoption of energy-efficient
technologies and suggests actions that utilities can take to
"Crunch Time for Nuclear Power," R. Edwards, New
Scientist, 14-15, Oct. 8, 1994. Reports on nuclear power as
an issue in Germany's October 1994 general election.
from ibid., Sep. 10, 1994:
"Magnetism's Cool Act," D. Pendick, 21-23.
Refrigerators that use magnetic cooling can reach efficiencies of
up to 60% of the theoretical limit compared with the maximum 40%
efficiency of those that use CFCs.
"Lest the Lights Go Out," C. Grove-Palmer, 42-43.
Great Britain must serve as a leader in developing sustainable
energy sources before fossil fuel sources expire.
We Learn to Love the Wind?" J. Webb, ibid., 12-14,
July 16, 1994. Investigates whether wind farms can be a
significant source of Britain's electricity.
"Sunny Days for Solar Power," I. Anderson, ibid.,
21-25, July 2, 1994. Reports on the prospect for new
solar-thermal and photovoltaic technologies and demonstration
projects in Australia.
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