guide to Federal programs of possible assistance to the solar energy community by Library of Congress. Science Policy Research Division.

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Statementprepared for the Subcommittee on Energy Research, Development and Demonstration of the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress, second session, by the Science Policy Research Division, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress ; [prepared by J. Glen Moore].
ContributionsMoore, James Glen., United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration.
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LC ClassificationsTJ810 .L53 1977
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Paginationviii, 529 p. :
Number of Pages529
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Open LibraryOL4691000M
LC Control Number77602555

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