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The World Directory of Renewable Energy Suppliers and Services 1998

The largest and most comprehensive guide available to the renewable energy industry. Alphabetical and classified listing of nearly 5000 companies worldwide with a description of their activities. Wide range of articles.

Edited by Bruce Cross, Energy Equipment Testing Services Ltd. Cardiff Wales.

488 pages, $120 1998.

Also available on the WEB:


Energy Plant Species

Their use and Impact on Environment and Development

Which crops make up 15 % of the world primary energy consumption? What can be done to boost the levels of production to meet the increasing demand? For each energy crop species, it gives a brief description and outlines the ecological requirements, crop management, rotation, production, harvesting, handling, storage, processing, utilization etc. It gives a social and economic analysis. Overviews the energy crops' impact on environment, and climate. Edited by N. El Bassam, Federal Agriculture Research Center Braunschweig Germany. 334 pages, $75, 1998.

Sustainable Agriculture for Food, Energy and Industry Strategies Towards Achievement

Resources to provide food for the present rising world population and, at the same time, to meet the demand of running it sustainable, so the future generations will be able to meet their needs also.

Proceedings of the International Conference held in Braunschweig, Germany. 230 publication were selected from 400 papers and posters of the conference which was organised by FAL (Federal Agriculture Research Center, Germany), FAO and the Society of Sustainable Agriculture and Resource Management, Hisar, India.

Edited by N. El Bassam, FAL (see above)

Two volume set, 1200 pages, $280 1998.

James & James (Science Publishers) Ltd, 35-37 William Rd. London NW1 3ER, UK.
Ph: +44-171-387-8558,
fax: +44-171-387-8998,


Renewable Energy and Efficiency Fingerbook

This is the follow up of the 1st Fingerbook.

10 Country Pages from Central Eastern Europe. A Country Page includes short overview: Electricity consumption, generation by sources and demand by sectors. Renewable Energy's Success Stories, Legislation/policies and Potentials. 70 tiny pages, free to copy


- Za Zemiata (For the Earth)
PO box 975, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Ph/fax: 359-2-658-216.
- Energy Club, PO Box 411, Budapest, Hungary.
Ph/fax: +36-11668866

Climate in Crisis

30-page brochure for South East Asia Energy Campaign by Greenpeace.

Questions, Answers and illustrations. Easily understandable description of the science, impacts, eco-limits, alternatives, actions of governments and where the individual can help.

Contact: Fiona Koza, Athena Ronquillo Ballesteros, Southeast Asia Climate and Energy Campaign, Greenpeace.
49 Matatag str., Bgy. Pinyahan 1101, Quezon City, Philippines.
Ph: +632-434-7034,
fax: +632-434-7035,

Special Issue No. 500 WISE News Communique

What is WISE about? Information, research, open doors, library, actions. 20 years of WISE. Short histories of Nuclear power and anti-nuclear movements. Renewable as an alternative section.

Beginning of a trend in 1998, for the first time in the 40-year history of the nuclear power the installed nuclear capacity decreased. 20 pages.

Contact: WISE, PO Box 59636, 1040 LC Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Ph: +31-20-6126368,
fax: +31-20-6892179,

Periodical Energy and Environment

Quarterly newsletter in 'That and English. 8 pages. Second issue in September, 1998. Topics: Sustainable Energy Awareness Seminar, Biogas, Solar Cell. Published in cooperation with the Alternative Technology Association Thailand.

Contact: Thai Danish Cooperation on Sustainable Energy, 2252 Mittraphap Rd. Muang District Nakorn Ratchasima 30000, Thailand.
Ph: +66 44-282-354-5,
fax: +66 44-213-700,