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Title: Energy Modeling and Economics.


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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
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Conference: Proposed for presentation at the Energy Market Authority, Republic of Singapore and Sandia National Laboratories Meeting held June 11-16, 2007 in Albuquerque, NM.
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United States

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Kobos, Peter Holmes. Energy Modeling and Economics.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Kobos, Peter Holmes. Energy Modeling and Economics.. United States.
Kobos, Peter Holmes. Fri . "Energy Modeling and Economics.". United States. doi:.
title = {Energy Modeling and Economics.},
author = {Kobos, Peter Holmes},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Fri Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007}

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