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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
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FROM VOLUME 8, NUMBER 5, MAY 1995

REPORTS...
ENERGY SOURCES


Item #d95may87

Global Prospects for Renewable Energy, M. Jefferson, Sep. 1994. Contact World Energy Council (WEC), 34 St. James's St., London SW1A 1HD, UK (tel: 44 171 930 3966; fax: 44 171 925 0452).

A conference paper from the 1994 World Energy Congress. Concludes that the global prospects for renewable energy are bright, but over the next few decades, the pace and scale of development are likely to be more modest than many enthusiasts proclaim. The potential for renewables is large: as much as 50% of global primary energy supplies could be derived from new renewable sources by the year 2100.


Item #d95may88

Energy Supply: Energy Potential of Municipal Solid Waste Is Limited (GAO/RCED-94-200), 28 pp., Sep. 1994. Single copies free from U.S. General Accounting Office, POB 6015, Gaithersburg MD 20877 (202 275 6241).

The potential is limited not only by the volume and energy content of the waste, but also by factors affecting the use of waste, including public opposition and financing.


Item #d95may89

Renewable Energy Resources: Opportunities and Constraints 1990-2020, 1994. Contact Linda Ketcher, U.S. Energy Assoc., 1620 Eye St. NW, S. 1000, Washington DC 20006 (tel: 202 331 0415; fax: 202 331 0418).

The Final Report of the World Energy Council's Renewable Energy Resources Committee.


Item #d95may90

Energy Crops: The Potential of a Growing Resource, 4 pp., May 1994, $10 (EESI).


Item #d95may91

Wind Energy Industry Status Report, 4 pp., 1994. Contact Amer. Wind Energy Assoc., 122 C St. NW, 4th Fl., Washington DC 20001 (tel: 202 383 2500; fax: 202 383 2505).

Highlights expanding markets and benefits of wind energy for electric generation. Challenges to the industry can be resolved through research and changes in public policy.


Item #d95may92

USGS Circular 1115, 60 pp., 1994. Request copies from Books & Open File Reports, USGS, Fed. Ctr., Box 25286, Denver CO 80255.

An illustrated pamphlet, written in non-technical language, that addresses questions about the origins and habitats of energy gases, estimates of gas resources, environmental consequences of using natural gas, and other topics.

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