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FROM VOLUME 8, NUMBER 5, MAY 1995

REPORTS...
ENERGY POLICY


Item #d95may79

Demand-Side Management: The Unexpected Consequences of the Promotion of Energy Efficiency, Feb. 1995, $95. Order from MCM Energy Res. Inc., 2581 Leghorn St., Mountain View CA 94043 (tel: 415 940 7790; fax: 415 964 9949).

A survey of 40 utility demand-side management program managers on their opinions about deregulation, increased competition in the electric power industry, and the future of DSM planning.


Item #d95may80

Electricity Supply Industry Structure, Ownership and Regulation in OECD Countries, Nov. 1994, 480FF (OECD).

Prompted by rapid changes in the electricity supply industry, including increasing privatization. Concludes that there is no reason to believe that competition is incompatible with supply security. However, the environmental effects of electricity supply can be extensive without close control. Efficient tools are available to address environmental challenges under different structures and ownership.


Item #d95may81

Affected with the Public Interest: Electric Utility Restructuring in an Era of Competition, J. Hamrin, Ed., 172 pp., Sep. 1994, $33. Order from Natl. Assoc. of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, POB 684, Washington DC 20044 (tel: 202 898 2200; fax: 202 898 2213).

Examines prospects for renewable energy sources under several scenarios involving restructuring in the utility industry.


Item #d95may82

New Generation of Fossil-Fired Power Plants, 1994, $5 (Greenpeace-USA).

If the new power plants currently proposed for construction in the U.S. were built, the CO2 emissions from this sector would increase 32% over 1990 levels by 2010.


Item #d95may83

Six items from Resources for the Future, Discussion Papers, External Affairs, 1616 P St. NW, Washington DC 20036 (202 328 5025). Each costs $6; all were published in 1994.

Prices, Regulation and Energy Conservation (94-07), A.B. Jaffe, R.N. Stavins.

An Analysis of Alternative Approaches to Implementing Social Costing of Electricity in Maryland (94-39), K.L. Palmer, A.J. Krupnick et al.

Distributional and Environmental Consequences of Taxes on Energy: A Partial Equilibrium Model of U.S. Household Energy Demand (94-19), H. Dowlatabadi, R.J. Kopp, F.T. Tschang.

Shifting Gears: New Directions for Cars and Clean Air (94-26), W. Harrington, M.A. Walls, V. McConnell.

Estimating an Emissions Supply Function from Accelerated Vehicle Retirement Programs (94-09), A. Alberini, W. Harrington, V. McConnell.

Reducing Emissions from Old Cars: The Economics of the Delaware Program (94-27), A. Alberini, D. Edelstein et al.


Item #d95may84

Cashing In at the Pump: A State-by-State Analysis of Fuel Cost Savings from Higher Fuel Economy Standards, Sierra Club and U.S. Public Interest Group, 1994. Contact Sierra Club Distribution Ctr., Random House Inc., Westminster MD 21157 (800 638 6460).

Calls on President Clinton to honor a campaign pledge to raise auto fuel economy standards to 45 mpg. Notes that increased fuel efficiency is the biggest step the U.S. can take to curb global warming.


Item #d95may85

Global Energy in the 21st Century: Patterns, Projections and Problems, P. Raskin, R. Margolis, 1994. Contact Info. Off., Stockholm Environ. Inst., Box 2142, S-103 14, Stockholm, Swed. (tel: 46 8 723 03 60; fax: 46 8 723 03 48; e-mail: seihq@nordnet.se).


Item #d95may86

Energy Investments and the Environment: Selected Topics, C.M. Siddayao, L.A. Griffin, Eds., 1994, $15.95. Order through World Bank.

Shows how to develop new energy sources in ways that are less damaging to the environment than previous practices. Discusses how developing countries can identify the most important environmental issues for their energy investments; measure costs and benefits; and incorporate macroeconomic and institutional issues into energy planning.

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