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Title: Strategic Planning and Energy Options Analysis for the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes. Final report

Abstract

Strategic Planning and Energy Options Analysis provides the Fort Peck Tribes with a tool to build analytical capabilities and local capacity to extract the natural and energy resource potential for the benefit of the tribal community. Each resource is identified irrespective of the development potential and is viewed as an absolute resulting in a comprehensive resource assessment for Tribal energy planning

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tri es
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
901498
Report Number(s):
DOE-FP59255
TRN: US200820%%413
DOE Contract Number:
FG36-05GO15192
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; CAPACITY; PLANNING; RESOURCE ASSESSMENT; RESOURCE POTENTIAL; Strategic Energy Planning Options Analysis

Citation Formats

Williamson, Jim S, and Greenwood Village, CO 80112. Strategic Planning and Energy Options Analysis for the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes. Final report. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.2172/901498.
Williamson, Jim S, & Greenwood Village, CO 80112. Strategic Planning and Energy Options Analysis for the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes. Final report. United States. doi:10.2172/901498.
Williamson, Jim S, and Greenwood Village, CO 80112. Sat . "Strategic Planning and Energy Options Analysis for the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes. Final report". United States. doi:10.2172/901498. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/901498.
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