Contributions of renewable and alternative fuels to long-term U.S. energy security
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Contributions of renewable and alternative fuels to long-term U.S. energy security hearing before the Subcommittee on Economic Stabilization of the Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, second session, February 21, 1990. by United States. Congress. House.Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Economic Stabilization.

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Written in English



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  • Renewable energy sources -- United States.,
  • Energy development -- United States.,
  • Energy policy -- United States.

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LC ClassificationsKF27 .B542 1990d
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 216 p. :
Number of Pages216
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1987629M
LC Control Number90603052

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