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America’s energy future : technology and transformation / Committee on America’s Energy Future, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and National Research Council of the National Academies.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 978-0-309-11602-2 (pbk.) — ISBN 978-0-309-11603-9 (PDF)

1. Power resources—United States. 2. Energy policy—United States. 3. Energy conservation. I. National Academy of Engineering. Committee on America’s Energy Future.

TJ163.25.U6A464 2009

333.790973—dc22

2009029730

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