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The U.K. Department of the Environment published options for stabilizing CO2 emissions by the year 2000, in accord with the Framework Convention on Climate Change. Mandatory actions include levying a carbon/energy tax, raising fuel prices, and linking the price of new cars with fuel efficiency. But much of the paper is devoted to voluntary actions by individuals and industry, which it estimates could achieve most or all of the needed reductions. These include buying more efficient appliances and cars, and manufacturing more energy-efficient products. The proposal was reportedly criticized as ineffective by the opposition Labor Party and the Association for the Conservation of Energy (Intl. Environ. Rptr., pp. 26-27, Jan. 13). Comments on the proposals are requested by March 31. See also Global Environ. Change Rep. (p. 4, Dec. 18 1992); New Scientist, p. 10, Dec. 19/26 1992; Energy, Econ. & Clim. Change, pp. 14-15, Dec. 1992

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