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Concern over U.S. plan: Recent data from the Department of Energy shows that energy-related carbon emissions in 1993 were nearly as high as projected for 1996 under the U.S. Climate Change Action Plan, leading some to question whether the plan will enable the U.S. to limit emissions in the year 2000 to 1990 levels. Extensive analysis of this question is found in Energy, Econ. & Clim. Change, pp. 2-6, Mar. 1994, based on a newly released technical supplement to the action plan and other emissions studies. (See Reports/Emissions Analyses.)

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Next IPCC assessment: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will publish a second assessment of scientific understanding in September 1995. The first article in this month's Professional Publications section solicits contributions to the assessment.

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Demand-side management of energy (DSM) is the concern of a recent program launched by 13 member countries of the International Energy Agency, along with the Commission of the European Communities, and Korea. The goal is to help DSM technologies reach their full market potential. Both utilities and governments will be involved. Contact IEA/OECD, 2, rue André-Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16 (tel: 45 24 98 73).

The Asian Center for Energy Efficiency and DSM (ASCEND) has been opened at the headquarters of the Tata Energy Research Institute, India Habitat Ctr., Lodi Rd., New Delhi 220 003, India (tel: +91 11 461 7025)

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