Options for fueling America"s transportation

by Alvin L. Alm

Publisher: Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies

Written in English
Published: Pages: 51 Downloads: 948
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  • Energy conservation,
  • Energy policy,
  • Petroleum,
  • Transportation,
  • United States
The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
Number of Pages51
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11334141M
ISBN 100898430313
ISBN 109780898430318

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