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Title: US DOE International energy policy on Russia

Abstract

This report describes the importance of the United States Department of Energy`s (US DOE) International Energy Policy to Russia. Key objectives identified include the support of the transition to democracy and a market based economy. The U.S.interests at stake, importance of energy to Russia, key institutional mechanism, energy-policy committee, joint energy activities, and the key to the success of other U.S. policy are discussed.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
269273
Report Number(s):
SAND-96-0945; CONF-9509355-
ON: DE96010752; TRN: 96:003872-0004
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: U. S. Russian workshop on fuel cell technologies, Albuquerque, NM (United States), 26-28 Sep 1995; Other Information: PBD: Apr 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings -- US Russian workshop on fuel cell technologies; Baker, B.; Sylwester, A. [comps.]; PB: 695 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; US DOE; ENERGY POLICY; RUSSIAN FEDERATION; ENERGY SOURCE DEVELOPMENT; FUEL CELLS; MARKET; ECONOMY; ADVISORY COMMITTEES; FOSSIL FUELS; NUCLEAR POWER

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Gale, B.G.. US DOE International energy policy on Russia. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Gale, B.G.. US DOE International energy policy on Russia. United States.
Gale, B.G.. Mon . "US DOE International energy policy on Russia". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/269273.
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