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The costs and benefits of residential energy conservation

Russell J Profozich

The costs and benefits of residential energy conservation

by Russell J Profozich

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Published by Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service in [Washington, DC] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Energy policy -- Economic aspects -- United States,
  • Energy conservation -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRussell J. Profozich, Analyst in Energy and Utilities
    SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1978-79, reel 7, fr. 0282
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination19 p.
    Number of Pages19
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18158519M

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