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Energy in transition, 1985-2010: Final report of the committee on nuclear and alternative energy systems
Policy assessment of energy conservation strategies has tended to emphasize technological and economic costs, problems, and benefits. However, too narrow a focus may fail to delineate all the environmental and social impacts associated with the technology in question. In recognition of the importance of a balanced evaluation, a study was undertaken to identify local-level perceptions about environmental and social problems and opportunities associated with several energy conservation measures. These measures included building performance standards and retrofit; waste heat utilization; modifications in land use configurations and transportation modes; and electric utility demand management, and rate reform initiatives....
Integrated water management for the Rhine River basin -- from pollution prevention to ecosystem improvement
ANALYSIS: Targeting conservation efforts in the presence of threshold effects and ecosystem linkages