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Item #d95feb129

"The Benefits of Lean and Clean," J.J. Romm, Technology Review, 70-71, Feb.-Mar. 1995. Energy-saving improvements in workplace lighting, heating and cooling can also boost productivity and profits.

Item #d95feb130

Two items from ibid., Jan. 1995:

"From Villain to Hero," J. Szekely, G. Trapaga, 30-36. The materials industry, long regarded as an environmental scourge, is well suited to the ecologically friendly processing of wastes.

"Tapping the Fire Down Below," D. Tenenbaum, 38-47. New technologies exist that improve our ability to take advantage of geothermal energy, but they are underutilized.

Item #d95feb131

"Gearing Up for Electric Cars," D. Sperling, Issues Sci. Technol., 33-41, Winter 1994-1995. The auto industry needs a push from government to make the transition to electric propulsion.

Item #d95feb132

"All Charged Up and Nowhere to Go," R. Mestel, New Scientist, 14-15, Dec. 3, 1994. Describes the benefits and disadvantages of electric cars, and possible incentives to encourage their use.

Item #d95feb133

"Improving Automotive Efficiency," J. DeCicco, M. Ross, Scientific American, 52-59, Dec. 1994.

Modifications in automobile design could bring substantial savings for car owners, lessen dependence on oil, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Item #d95feb134

"Four items in Coal Voice, Fall 1994:

"Plugging into Electricity's Future," R. Livingston, 22-27. Today's advanced electrotechnologies can improve efficiency and allow wider use of electricity while still improving the environment.

"Ecowatts vs. Negawatts," 28-31. An interview of Amory Lovins and Mark Mills that reveals similarities and overlaps in the thinking of an expert on conservation and an expert on the benefits of electrification.

"The Electrification Obstacle Course," 32-35. Eight views on roadblocks to increased electrification and use of electrotechnologies.

"Coal, Electricity and a Sustainable Future," R. Lawson, 38. Coal-based electricity is the pathway to a sustainable future in the 21st century.

Item #d95feb135

"Efficiency: A Hard Sell," L. Lamarre, EPRI Journal, 16-23, Oct.-Nov. 1994.

Examines barriers hindering the adoption of energy-efficient technologies and suggests actions that utilities can take to overcome them.

Item #d95feb136

"Crunch Time for Nuclear Power," R. Edwards, New Scientist, 14-15, Oct. 8, 1994. Reports on nuclear power as an issue in Germany's October 1994 general election.

Item #d95feb137

Two items from ibid., Sep. 10, 1994:

"Magnetism's Cool Act," D. Pendick, 21-23. Refrigerators that use magnetic cooling can reach efficiencies of up to 60% of the theoretical limit compared with the maximum 40% efficiency of those that use CFCs.

"Lest the Lights Go Out," C. Grove-Palmer, 42-43. Great Britain must serve as a leader in developing sustainable energy sources before fossil fuel sources expire.

Item #d95feb138

"Can We Learn to Love the Wind?" J. Webb, ibid., 12-14, July 16, 1994. Investigates whether wind farms can be a significant source of Britain's electricity.

Item #d95feb139

"Sunny Days for Solar Power," I. Anderson, ibid., 21-25, July 2, 1994. Reports on the prospect for new solar-thermal and photovoltaic technologies and demonstration projects in Australia.

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