Fighting the Greenhouse Effect

October 1989
Management Services;Oct89, Vol. 33 Issue 10, p36
This article focuses on an impartial study of how energy users and producers can help combat the greenhouse effect is being conducted by the Watt Committee on Energy, an independent professional group promoting discussion on energy matters. Backing for the initiative is being provided by the major Great Britain's energy industries, and organizations in West Germany, Spain and France are also taking part. The study will concentrate on the opportunities for reducing the build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the most common of these being carbon dioxide. Ways of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by the energy industries will be one of the chief topics. The working group will look at ways of using fossil fuels more efficiently such as opportunities for combined heat and power schemes along with examination of the possibilities for switching to fuels that produce less carbon dioxide when burned, and substitutes for fossil fuels including nuclear power and renewable energy sources.


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