4 edition of The public benefit of energy efficiency to the state of Massachusetts found in the catalog.
The public benefit of energy efficiency to the state of Massachusetts
|Statement||Mark Bernstein ... [et al.]|
|Series||MR (Rand Corporation) -- MR-1588-EF|
|LC Classifications||HD9502.U53 M484 2002|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xx, 51 p. :|
|Number of Pages||51|
|LC Control Number||2002067971|
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The public benefit of energy efficiency to the state of Massachusetts / Mark Bernstein [et al.]. “MR” Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN X 1. Energy policy—Economic aspects—Massachusetts. Energy conservation— Economic aspects—massachusetts.
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