In This Review

Energy in a Finite World: Paths to a Sustainable Future
Energy in a Finite World: Paths to a Sustainable Future
By Report by the Energy Systems Program Group of the Internatio
Ballinger, 1981, 225 pp.
The World Energy Triangle: A Strategy for Cooperation
The World Energy Triangle: A Strategy for Cooperation
By Thomas Hoffmann and Brian Johnson
Ballinger, 1981, 240 pp.
International Energy Futures: Petroleum Prices, Power, and Payments
International Energy Futures: Petroleum Prices, Power, and Payments
By Nazli Choucri
MIT Press, 1981, 247 pp.

The report of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis is a fascinating picture of how a sustainable world energy system for the next 50 years can be achieved. Hoffmann and Johnson propose a course of cooperation among OPEC, industrial and developing countries that should maximize supplies of conventional and newer fuels. Choucri's complex model is used to test a variety of ideas as they affect producers, users and oil companies.