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Title: Land reuse in support of renewable energy development

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Land Use Policy
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Journal Volume: 66; Journal Issue: C; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2018-01-05 19:59:01; Journal ID: ISSN 0264-8377
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United Kingdom

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Waite, Jacqueline L. Land reuse in support of renewable energy development. United Kingdom: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.04.030.
Waite, Jacqueline L. Land reuse in support of renewable energy development. United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.04.030.
Waite, Jacqueline L. 2017. "Land reuse in support of renewable energy development". United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.04.030.
title = {Land reuse in support of renewable energy development},
author = {Waite, Jacqueline L.},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.04.030},
journal = {Land Use Policy},
number = C,
volume = 66,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = 2017,
month = 7

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