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Item #d93dec23

"US Energy Policy at a Crossroads?" P.O. Eikeland (Fridjof Nansen Inst., POB 326, N-1324, Lysaker, Norway), Energy Policy, 21(10), 987-1000, Oct. 1993.

Discusses how some important driving forces contributed to the development of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, and how these forces may shape policy in the future.

Item #d93dec24

"Clean Energy for Europe in Transition," M.T. Simnad (Dept. Appl. Mech. & Eng. Sci., Univ. California, La Jolla CA 92093), C.P. Zaleski, Energy, 18(10), 997-1022, Oct. 1993.

Summarizes the proceedings of the third annual meeting of the Moscow International Energy Club, which emphasized the environmental, economic, political and technical aspects of different energy sources.

Item #d93dec25

Discussion on changing energy habits and lifestyle in Sweden, Environment, 35(8), 4-5, Oct. 1993.

Item #d93dec26

"Eastern Europe's Energy and Environment: A Report [by an associate editor] on a World Bank-Finnish Embassy Seminar," J. Josephson, Environ. Sci. Technol., 27(9), 1747-1749, Sep. 1993. Presentations covered energy efficiency as well as control of SO2 and NOx.

Item #d93dec27

Three items from Energy Policy, 21(9), Sep. 1993:

"Barriers Within Firms to Energy-Efficient Investments," S.J. DeCanio (Dept. Econ., Univ. California, Santa Barbara CA 93106), 906-914. Concludes that governments can improve energy efficiency and private sector productivity by providing information and organizational services that go beyond the traditional regulatory framework.

"Equity and Efficiency in the Clinton Tax Proposal: Some Early Thoughts from First Principles," G.W. Yohe (J. Andrus Ctr. for Public Affairs, Wesleyan Univ., Middletown CT 06459), 953-957.

"Increasing the Utilization of Solar Energy Technologies (SET) in Jordan: Analytic Hierarchy Process," F. Elkarmi (Energy Sector Technol., Higher Council for Sci. & Technol., Amman, Jordan), I. Mustafa, 978-984. Presents a method for comparing policy instruments for promoting the use of SET and ranking them by priority and anticipated effect.

Item #d93dec28

"An Assessment of the Energy Tax Burden on the Philippine Economy," N.D. Uri (Econ. Res. Serv., U.S. Dept. Agric., Washington, D.C.), R. Boyd, Intl. J. Energy Res., 17(7), 605-620, Sep. 1993.

Uses an aggregate modeling approach to assess the impacts of a redistribution of the present taxes and duties on crude oil and refined petroleum products.

Item #d93dec29

"CHP Squeezed or Promoted by Energy Conservation and Renewables," E. Bernsen (COWIconsult, Parrallelvej 15, DK-2800 Lyngby, Denmark), Energy Policy, 21(8), 893-901, Aug. 1993.

Examines this question concerning combined heat and power as a simple supply system problem, with examples from Denmark.

Item #d93dec30

Two items from ibid., 21(7), July 1993.

"Changing Opportunities for CHP in Canada," M. Wiggin (Energy/Mines/Resour. Canada, CANMET Lab., 555 Booth St., Ottawa ON K1A OG1, Can.), 813-817. Although CHP has only been widely used by industry in Canada, communities are taking a new look at it as an option for reducing CO2 emissions.

"Issues and Problems in the Power Sectors of Developing Countries," G. Schramm (Industry/Energy Dept., World Bank, 1818 H St. NW, Washington DC 20433), 735-747. The capital needs and environmental impacts of electricity growth in developing countries could be reduced by more than one half if the operational performance of the power sectors could be brought up to the standards of the developed world.

Item #d93dec31

"Using the Gasoline Tax to Reduce the US Federal Government's Budget Deficit," N.D. Uri (Econ. Res. Serv., U.S. Dept. Agric., Washington, D.C.), R. Boyd, Appl. Energy, 46(3), 215-239, 1993.

Use of a general equilibrium model shows that a 50 cents per gallon increase in gasoline tax would increase federal revenue by $17.3 billion.

Item #d93dec32

"Energy-Conservation Management in Organizations," J. Selmer (Dept. Mgmt., Sch. Business, Hong Kong Baptist Coll., 224 Waterloo Rd., Kowloon, Hong Kong), Intl. J. Energy Res., 17(3), 221-227, Apr. 1993.

Five organizations managing their own buildings in Sweden were monitored over five years to develop guidelines on how to organize and manage energy conservation activities in organizations.

Item #d93dec33

"Energy Utilities, Conservation, and Economic Efficiency," V. Bhattacharjee (Lexecon Ltd., London, UK), C.J. Cicchetti, W.F. Rankin, Contemp. Policy Issues, XI(1), 69-75, Jan. 1993.

Presents a theory for the conservation behavior of individuals, concluding that because they do not act according to the dictates of utilitarian economics, utility sponsored conservation programs are justified on economic efficiency grounds.

Item #d93dec34

"Sustainable Energy Development: Energy Policy Guidelines for Developing Countries," A. Ghamarian (Inst. Intl. Educ., 1400 K St. NW, S. 1100, Washington DC 20005), S. Ebbin, Intl. J. Energy, Environ., Econ., 2(1), 1-6, 1992.

Examines four factors essential for sustainable energy development: encouraging private investment, promoting energy conservation, mitigating adverse environmental impacts, and instituting the necessary human resource management programs.

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