Books and Publications

IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme, Annual Report 1995

International Energy Agency
 1996; English.


The IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme identifies means of reducing the emission of greenhouse gases arising from the use of fossil fuels. Initially the emphasis was placed on carbon dioxide emissions from power generation but now other greenhouse gases and other sources are also being examined. The programme is supported by 16 countries plus three industrial sponsors, and is now in its second phase. This report notes the programme's earlier achievements before summarising the 11 studies undertaken in 1995. Plans for future work are also outlined and the published results to date are listed.

Available from: CRE Group Ltd,
 Stoke Orchard,
 Gloucestershire GL52 4RZ, UK.
 tel: +44 1242 680753;
 fax: +44 1242 680758.

IEA Agreement on the Production and Utilization of Hydrogen, 1995 Annual Report

International Energy Agency
 pp 31;
 1996; English.


The IEA Hydrogen Implementing Agreement was formed in 1977 and has undergone many changes in priorities and projects. Eleven countries are participating in the Agreement, and three annexes are ongoing. Their topics are photoproduction of hydrogen, integrated systems and metal hydrides for hydrogen storage. Activities in 1995 under each of the three Annexes are reported here. Also included are two articles, one concerning the 'Technological Status of Hydrogen Road Vehicles' and the other presenting an overview of the Energy Conference held in Tokyo.

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 Colorado 80401-3393, USA.
 Tel: +1 303 275 4363.

Energy 21: The Danish Government's Action Plan for Energy 1996

Danish Ministry of Environment and Energy
 ISBN 87 7844 062 9
 1996; English.


Energy 21 is the plan of the Danish government for sustainable development of energy in Denmark in an international context. It confirms and maintains Denmark's national objective of a 20% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from their 1988 levels by 2005. While several initiatives, already implemented, will result in a significant reduction in emissions, recent climate change assessments suggest that further action will be necessary. Denmark's policy for responding to this challenge is set out in detail in this book, but the importance of international will and action to solve the problems is also emphasised.

Available from:

 Læderstræde 1,
 DK-1201 Copenhagen K,
 Tel: +45 33 37 92 92;
 fax: +45 33 92 76 90.
 Price: DKK 75.

 IEA Wind Energy Annual Report '95

International Energy Agency
 pp 158
 1996, English.


Wind energy stands out as one of the most promising renewable energy sources in the near term. Sixteen countries collaborate in wind energy research and development through the IEA's wind energy programme, which includes joint research projects and information exchange. The 18th annual report reviews the progress of the joint projects during 1995 and highlights the national wind energy activities in the member countries. By the end of the period, more than 27,000 grid-connected wind turbines were operating in the member countries, representing a rated power of around 4,300 MW. Collectively these turbines produced about 8 TWh during the year. There has been a trend towards larger commercial turbines and prototype megawatt-sized turbines (up to 3 MW) are in operation in nine member countries.

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 1617 Cole Boulevard,
 Colorado 80401-3393,
 Tel: +1 303 275 4363

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.