February 28, 2007
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Global Climate Change Digest
A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 8, NUMBER 5, MAY 1995
Revolution: How Ecology and Health Concerns Are Transforming Construction
(Paper 124), D.M. Roodman, N. Lenssen, 67 pp., Mar. 1995. Order from Worldwatch
Inst., 1776 Mass. Ave. NW, Washington DC 20036 (tel: 202 452 1999; fax: 202 296
Modern buildings rival cars and manufacturing as sources of harm to the
environment, adding greatly to deforestation, the risk of global warming,
overuse of water, and acid rain. However, ancient techniques and modern
technologies can easily and profitably eliminate almost all the damage of new
buildings, while preserving the amenities people expect.
Environment Technologies to Respond to Global Climate Change Concerns, 1995
If present patterns of economic activity and growth continue, and only
currently available technologies are used, the levels of greenhouse gas
emissions will increase substantially. Although technology development programs
are underway, governments and industry seem to have shifted from longer-term to
shorter-term efforts, and investment in research and technology development may
be declining. Recommends increased international collaboration and research in
Emissions from Power Stations, 28 pp., 1994 (OECD/IEA).
Presents results of studies of four existing or emerging power generation
optionspulverized fuel and flue gas desulfurization; natural gas-fired
combined cycle; integrated gasification combined cycle; and combustion of
standard coal in an atmosphere of oxygen and recycled CO2. Compares
these options for power costs, energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions, and
ease of capture and disposal of flue-gas CO2.
Review of the
Research Program of the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles, 1994.
Available from Div. Infrastructure, Energy and Environ. Eng., Natl. Res.
Council, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington DC 20418 (202 334 3344).
The federal government and the three major U.S. car companies are
cooperating to develop a production prototype of a new vehicle by 2004. Although
this program is off to a good start, several management changes are needed. A
central program manager should be appointed for the government, to coordinate
the departments, agencies and laboratories. The research projects should be
brought under one management umbrella, and funding mechanisms established as
soon as possible. The industry team also needs to remedy its lack of a single
Developments in Europe and North America (ECE Energy Ser. 6), Aug. 1994,
$60. Order from United Nations Pubs., Sales Sect., Rm. DC2-0853, New York NY
10017 (800 253 9646 or 212 963 8302), or other U.N. sales outlets.
Progress in Solar
Energy Technologies and Applications, E.M. Hubbard, P. Notari et al., Eds.,
64 pp., 1994, $20/$15 (ASES members). Order from Amer. Solar Energy Soc., 2400
Central Ave., G-1, Boulder CO 80301 (tel: 303 443 3130; fax: 303 443 3212).
Presents the most significant recent events and innovations relating to the
advancement of solar energy in areas like photovoltaics, solar thermal
electricity, wind, biomass combustion, biofuels, solar hydrogen, and passive and
active solar heating and cooling.
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