Books and Publications

IEA Bioenergy Annual Report 1995

NUTEK Swedish National Board for Industrial and Technical Development.
 pp45;
 ISBN 91 7318 2915;
 1996; English.
 Bioenergy is set to play a major role in the future energy systems needed for sustainable development. The International Energy Agency's (IEA) international collaboration Agreement on bioenergy has, up to now, focused on RD&D, but now the emphasis is moving towards the large-scale, world-wide deployment of bioenergy. This Annual Report presents the activities under the four Tasks of the IEA Bioenergy Agreement
 in 1995.
Available from: NUTEK Förlag, Trycksaksexpeditionen, 117 86 Stokholm, Sweden.
 Fax: +46 8 681 92 05.

Comparing Energy Technologies

International Energy Agency
 pp336;
 ISBN 96 64 14660 1;
 1996; English.
 This ground-breaking book is the first international study of how different countries go about prioritising energy research and development investment. Detailed descriptions are provided of approaches used in Canada, France, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, the UK, the USA and the European Union. The report then puts forward proposals for improving the current methodologies for comparing energy technologies and assessing greenhouse gas emissions, and suggests the most fruitful avenues for future development.
 Available from: OECD Publications, 2 rue André-Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16, France. Fax: +33 1 45 24 81 76. Price: US$114.

Examples of Stand-alone Photovoltaic Systems

IEA Implementing Agreement on Photovoltaic Power Systems (Task III)
 pp57;
 ISBN 1 873936 57 5
 1995; English.
 Misconceptions about photovoltaic (PV) technology, such as that PV only works in intense sunlight, or is prohibitively expensive compared with grid-extension, are hampering the development of this potentially huge market. Lack of knowledge about PV systems and economics is also a problem. This publication contributes to overcoming these market barriers and myths by showing over 50 examples of PV applications together with market, finance and system details. The examples cover service applications such as telecommunications, water pumping and medical equipment, isolated buildings and island systems.
 Available from: James & James (Science Publishers) Ltd, Waterside House, 47 Kentish Town Road, London NW1 8NX, UK. Fax: +44 171 284 3737. Price GBP 15.

International Energy Technology Collaboration: Benefits and

Achievements

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
 pp200;
 ISBN 92 64 14772 1;
 1996; English.
 Collaboration on energy technology research and development through the International Energy Agency (IEA) contributes to the economic development, energy security and environmental protection objectives of Member Countries. More than 30 countries are currently involved, sharing costs and resources and co-operating to avoid duplication and to maximise the benefits from research budgets. The IEA operates through a series of Agreements between governments. This book records the activities and achievements of all 41 Agreements, covering energy technology information centres and RD&D projects in fossil fuels, renewable energy, efficient end-use and nuclear fusion technologies.
 Available from: OECD Publications, 2 rue André-Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16, France. Fax: +33 1 45 24 81 76. Price: US$65.

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.