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The present volume deals with the substantial problem of the relationship that exists between technology progress, competition and employment; it focuses on the question of energy and the protection of the environment. In a first step, the cleanest and most efficient technologies were identified and their repercussions on employment, competition and the environment analysed. Supporting economic measures were then tested for their effectiveness in improving the energy and environment situations and also for their macroeconomic impact. In this way the question of double dividends could be investigated.
These researches stem from projects under the JOULE II programme of the European Commission Directorate for Research and Development in the area of non-nuclear energies. Their objective is to help the Commission formulate an action plan for the sectors of energy, environment, employment and technology, emphasising the advice and guidance of the White Paper on Employment and focusing mainly on three points:
to explain the complex relationship between energy, environment and employment;
to estimate the impact of energy politics and measures;
to examine the role energy technologies and systems play in creating jobs.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16711 EN (1995) 149pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, Mr Eric Donni, DG XII-F-1, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
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