February 28, 2007
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Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 10, NUMBER 10, OCTOBER 1997
OF GENERAL INTEREST
Scenarios of U.S. Carbon Reductions: Potential Impacts of
Energy-Efficiency and Low-Carbon Technologies by 2010 and Beyond, Sep.
1997 (U.S. Dept. Energy).
Based on a comprehensive one-year analysis with contributions from
several DOE laboratories, that was reviewed extensively by representatives
from industry and academia. Concludes that national investment in energy
efficiency and clean energy technologies can reduce U.S. emissions of
greenhouse gases and produce energy savings that roughly equal or exceed
the costs to implement them. The analysis models a scenario that combines
a vigorous national technology program with a domestic system of carbon
trading. Under these conditions, costs of reducing U.S. carbon emissions
to 1990 levels by the year 2010 would be $50 to $90 billion per year, not
including any cost reductions that could result from international
emissions trading. The analysis takes a "bottom-up" approach,
examining 200 specific technologies in four major sectors of the economy:
buildings, industry, transportation and electric utilities.
The State of the Climate: A Time for Action, World Wide Fund for
Nature, Sep. 1997 (WWF).
Compiles data from around the world that indicate there is a shift
underway in our planet's weather patterns and climate. These include
droughts, melting glaciers and ice caps, dramatic ocean warming, regional
increases in extreme and violent storms, and dozens of other indicators.
Also highlights initiatives available now to combat climate change, such
as the plan just announced by Denmark to build 500 offshore windmills.
Summarizes an opinion poll which shows that the majority of Americans are
demanding that politicians and businesses come up with cost-effective
solutions to global warming.
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