Books and Publications

Energy Research and Development in Denmark

The Danish Energy Agency
 pp 24
 ISBN 87 7844 061 0
 1996, English

 

The most important results of the Danish Energy Research Programme during its 25 years of existence, as well as the perspective for the next decade, are described in this report. As a result of the energy policy pursued since the mid 1970s, Denmark will be self-sufficient in energy from 1997. In addition, the environmental impact of the energy sector has been reduced. Renewable energy now accounts for 8% of energy consumption, mainly biomass, solar, wind and waste.
 Available from: The Danish Energy Agency,
 Amaliegade 44, DK-1256 Copenhagen K, Denmark.
 Fax: +45 33 11 47 43.

The Energy Book A résumé of present knowledge and research

Swedish Council for Building Research
 pp 320;
 1996, English.

 

In Sweden, about 40% of the total energy use occurs in residential and commercial buildings. Over the last 25 years, energy use in these sectors has not increased in spite of the fact that the country's gross heated floor area has increased by more than 40%, so Sweden has been quite successful in improving the efficiency of energy use in the built environment. There is still potential for improvement, both in the efficient use of energy and in the utilisation of renewable forms of energy. This book is a broad presentation of present knowledge in Sweden and of the need for future research and development of energy use in the built environment. It is intended to be of value to decision-makers and opinion-formers, as well as all who are interested in energy and environmental matters.

Available from: Svensk Byggtjänst, Litteraturtjänst,
 S-171 88 Solna, Sweden.
 Fax: + 46 8 734 50 98.

 

 Price: SEK 277 (excl. VAT and postage). Please quote ref-T6:1996.

Biomass for Energy Danish Solutions

The Danish Energy Agency
 pp 38;
 1996, English.

 

An introduction to Danish biomass resources, energy and environment policies, together with information on the main Danish biomass resources animal waste, straw and wood, which are converted at a number of typical, recent plants, small and large. Denmark is an agricultural country and consequently straw and animal waste are the predominant resources for bioenergy; however, wood waste is becoming a substantial source of biomass. The use of biomass has a long tradition in Denmark; the first incineration plant was erected in 1904. This publication charts the changes in the status of bioenergy during the last 20 years from a means of getting rid of waste to a serious resource in the energy supply system.
 Available from: The Danish Energy Agency,
 Amaliegade 44, DK-1256 Copenhagen K, Denmark.
 Fax: +45 33 11 47 43.

Energy Policies of IEA Countries

International Energy Agency
 pp 353;
 1996, English;
 ISBN: 92-64-15271-7

 

The IEA reviews each year the key changes in the energy policies of its 23 member countries and reports on recent developments on the international energy scene. Furthermore, several countries are analysed in-depth by a team of experts. This year the energy policies of Canada, France, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden were analysed. The resulting reviews are published separately, but are summarised in this report, together with short annual reviews for the other 17 countries. In addition to the individual country reviews, the report focuses on recent major energy policy developments in all IEA member countries. In this year's report, restructuring in the electricity and gas sectors as well as climate change issues are highlighted.
 Available from: OECD, 2 rue André-Pascal,
 75775 Paris Cedex 16, France.
 Tel: +33 1 45 24 82 00; fax: +33 1 49 10 42 76.
 e-mail: compte.pubsinq@oecd.org
 Price: US$75.

Climate Change Policy Initiatives 1995/96 Update (Vol.2) Selected Non-IEA Countries

International Energy Agency
 pp185;
 1996, English;
 ISBN 92-64-14871-X.

 

This new report is devoted to the climate change policy initiatives of selected countries outside the IEA. It reviews the actions that 20 non-IEA countries are taking under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Together, these 20 countries account for over a third of global, energy-related carbon dioxide emissions.
 Available from: OECD, 2 rue André-Pascal,
 75775 Paris Cedex 16, France.
 Tel: +33 1 45 24 82 00; fax: +33 1 49 10 42 76.
 e-mail: compte.pubsinq@oecd.org
 Price: US$41.

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.