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CIPRA. (2001): 2. Alpenreport: Daten, Fakten, Probleme, Lösungsansätze. Bern, Stuttgart, Wien: Verlag Paul Haupt.
Pages 265-336 of this book contain thirteen chapters that provide an in-depth overview of critical aspects of energy use in the alpine region. An introductory chapter compiles data on energy provision and energy use in the Alps, including lists of power plants, maps of energy infrastructures and estimates of energy use. Issues of energy efficiency and renewable energy supply receive in-depth treatment, in particular environmental effects of hydropower, biomass energy potentials, and issues related to the liberalisation of European energy markets. (Languages: German, French, Italian, Slovenian).

CIPRA (Ed.) (2007): Wir Alpen!: Menschen gestalten Zukunft. 3. Alpenreport. Bern: Haupt Verlag.
The new Alpine Report of the "Commission Internationale pour la Protection des Alpes" CIPRA shows how dedicated people work for the economic, social and cultural progress in the Alpine region. The book tells about people who get involved in order to find solution. Creative, innovative and successful. The CIPRA study "Future in the Alps" forms the basis of the book. The data collected in this study are presented in a complementary final chapter with many tables, graphs and maps that give a good insight into current spatial development trends in the Alps. The third Alpine report, which is published in German, French, Italian and Slovenian is directed at the same time at the Alpine population, tourists, as well as decision makers and specialist within and outside of the Alps – shortly, at all those people who care for the future of the Alps, and who are – in their daily work or in their leisure time – committed to an ecological and sustainable development of the Alps.

STEININGER, K. and H. WECK-HANNEMANN (Eds.) (2002). Global Environmental Change in Alpine Regions. Recognition, Impact, Adaptation and Mitigation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
This edited volume presents a collection of scientific articles and is a useful background source for in-depth information on issues of global environmental change in the Alps.

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