Saving energy in U.S. transportation
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Published by Office of Technology Assessment, Congress of the U.S. in Washington, DC .
Written in English


  • Energy conservation -- Government policy -- United States.,
  • Transportation -- United States -- Energy conservation.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesSaving energy in US transportation.
ContributionsUnited States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 30 p. :
Number of Pages30
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16387322M

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