Renewable Energy Industry Survey on Present and Future Contribution to the Australian Economy
Australian Government Publishing Service
1997; English

In 1995/96 it is estimated that the Australian renewable energy industry employed about 6,400 people and produced about $850 million worth of goods and services, of which $100 million worth were exported (where $ is the Australian dollar). Renewable energy contributed about 263 PJ or about 6% of Australia's total primary energy demand. Australia's Department of Primary Industries and Energy has worked closely with the renewables industry to draw together the available statistics on renewables production, sales, exports and employment. The resulting information is presented in this review, which is seen as a first step in promoting renewables in Australia.

Available from: Ms Sharon Bates,
Energy Division, DPIE, GPO Box 858, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia.
Tel: +61 6 272 4588; fax: +61 6 273 1232;
e-mail: sharon.bates@dpie.gov.au
The publication is also available on the internet at: http://netenergy.dpie.gov.au/info/renew/renew.html

Climate Change and the Energy Sector: A country-by-country analysis of national programmes
FT Energy
ISBN 1 85334 371 4 (vol 1)
ISBN 1 85334 761 2 (vol 2)
1997; English

This two-volume report summarises the current national climate change programmes of EU and non-EU OECD countries. The report assesses the impact of existing and future climate change policies on the energy sector and provides an insight into the direction that new and tougher climate-related policies could take. Volume 1: The European Union looks at the implications of the next stage of climate controls, which will have a profound effect on the energy and transport sectors of most EU countries. Volume 2: Non-EU OECD Countries gives a comprehensive assessment the national programmes of the seven non-EU OECD countries that are members of Annex 1 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. All these countries have declared their intention to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2000.

Available from: FT Energy,
Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London W1P 9LL, UK.
Tel: +44 171 896 2241; fax: +44 171 896 2275.
Orders can also be placed via the internet at http://www.ftenergy.com
Priced at 350 pounds sterling/volume or 550 pounds for both volumes

The CADDET Renewable Energy Newsletter is a quarterly magazine published by the CADDET Centre for Renewable Energy at ETSU, UK.

The articles published in the Newsletter reflect the opinions of the authors. They do not necessarily reflect the official view of CADDET.

Enquiries concerning the Newsletter should be addressed to
Pauline Toole, Editor, CADDET Centre for Renewable Energy, ETSU, Harwell, Oxfordshire OX11 0RA, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 1235 432968, Fax: +44 1235 433595.