DOE: Energy savings key to US Kyoto goals

The US Department of Energy says energy efficiency savings could enable the US to comply with the goals of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change without harming the domestic economy.The protocol proposed that the US reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 7% below 1990 levels by 2010. The US Senate has not confirmed that treaty.The DOE report was released just ahead of the latest meeting of the Conference of the Parties on Climate Change in The Hague, which was still under way at presstime last week (see Editorial, p. 17, and Watching the World, p. 25).DOE reportThe DOE report, 2 years in the making, said the US would have to take additional steps such as international carbon dioxide emissions...

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