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FROM VOLUME 9, NUMBER 7, JULY 1996
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
ENERGY & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
A Shock to the
System: Restructuring America's Electricity Industry, T.J. Brennan, K.L.
Palmer et al., 160 pp., July 1996, $18.95 pbk. (RFF).
Provides a general readership with the background necessary to understand
and evaluate the many proposals for introducing competition to U.S. electricity
markets. Explains consequences for efficiency, the environment, regulation, and
market structure. (An extract concerning air quality appears in the Spring 1996
issue of Resources, available at no charge from RFF.)
Value of Fossil Fuels: Challenges and Responses. Proceedings, 700 pp., Apr.
1996, $152 (OECD).
From a conference held jointly in mid-1995 by OECD and the U.S. Dept. of
Energy. The formidable challenge for fossil fuel producers and users is to
ensure that the coming high dependence on fossil fuels, particularly in Asia, is
reconciled with growing demands for improvements in local environments, and with
international commitments to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
Power for a Sustainable Future, G. Boyle, 600 pp., Mar. 1996, £50 hbk./£22.50
Will appeal to a wide variety of general readers and specialists. Covers
economic, social, environmental and policy issues raised by renewables; explains
the detailed physical and engineering concerns of these energy sources.
Technologies, 336 pp., Jan. 1996, $114 (OECD).
Considers the state of the art in methodologies for assessing and comparing
energy technologies. Presents reports on energy R&D approaches and
assessment strategies in Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands,
the U.K., the U.S., and the European Union.
Environment and Global DysfunctionToward Sustainable Recovery, Y.
Gotlieb, 250 pp., 1996, $39.95 pbk. (St. Lucie).
Challenges conventional concepts of development and modernization and
surveys their contribution to global dysfunction (entrenched poverty and
Proceedings of the
Seminar, The Role of Energy Technologies Towards Sustainable Development, and of
the International Energy Agency Energy Technology Systems Analysis [ESTAP]
Programme/Annex V, 6th Workshop, ca. 300 pp., 1996 (ECN).
Both events were held in Japan in October 1995. At the seminar, experts from
Japanese institutes addressed a variety of technologies and options, focusing on
their longer term prospects and the status of R&D activities.
Representatives of ESTAP presented studies that would provide an integrating
framework for the assessment of technology options. At the regular, semi-annual
ESTAP workshop, presentations covered applications of ESTAP tools, such as
experiments in new areas (stochastics; elastic demands; material flows),
modeling new countries (Kuwait), and active modeling within a national policy
Deployment of Technologies to Respond to Global Change Concerns, 400 pp.,
Nov. 1995, $126 (OECD).
Proceedings from a high level meeting to develop advice on priorities and
strategies for further technology development.
Models for Energy
Policy, J.-B. Lesourd, J. Percebois, F. Valette, Eds., 304 pp., Dec. 1995,
The increased awareness of environmental issues has created a demand for
more and better models of energy. This book covers short, medium and long-term
forecasting; regional, national and international impacts; and environmental
issues. A range of models of energy use are analyzed.
and EnvironmentA Developing Country Perspective from India, N.H.
Ravindranath, D.O. Hall, 376 pp., 1995 (Oxford).
Bioenergy options can provide a decentralized village-level, self-reliant
energy system to meet local needs in a sustainable and environmentally sound
way. Analyses the sources, end uses, and socio-economic and environmental
impacts of biomass energy; suggests measures for promoting sustainable yields
and community involvement in biomass production; describes financial barriers
and strategies to promote biomass energy.
The SEI/UNEP Fuel
Chain Project: Methods, Issues and Case Studies in Developing Countries, M.
Lazarus, C. Heaps, D. Hill, Eds., 178 pp.; plus appendix, Environmental
Database: A Listing of Core Database Coefficients, 208 pp., 1995, $30 (SEI).
Reader in Sustainable Development, J. Kirkby, P. O'Keefe, L. Timberlake,
Eds., 384 pp., 1995, $55 hbk./$24.95 pbk. (Earthscan in U.K./Island in U.S.).
A collection of accessible and authoritative readings on the principal areas
of sustainable development. Covers areas such as recent historical developments
(from Brundtland to Rio), food and agriculture, population, urbanization,
Environment in the European Union: The Challenge of Integration, U. Collier,
281 pp., Dec. 1994, $67.95/£39.50 (Avebury).
As a case study, uses responses to the climate change issue and parallel
agendas for the electricity sector. Discusses the environmental effects of
energy production and use and examines technological and policy options for
mitigating these effects. Defines criteria for policy making and examines the
criteria in the light of policy developments in Germany, the Netherlands and the
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