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Technological learning and renewable energy costs: implications for US renewable energy policy

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  • Kobos, Peter H.
  • Erickson, Jon D.
  • Drennen, Thomas E.
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    Volume (Year): 34 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 13 (September)
    Pages: 1645-1658

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