Conserving Power for a Sustainable Future
B. Sudhakara Reddy Gaudenz B. Assenza Dora Assenza Franziska Hasselmann
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Energy efficiency and climate change: conserving power for a sustainable future/ B. Sudhakara Reddy ... [et al.]. p. cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. Energy conservation. 2. Energy policy. 3. Climatic changes—Prevention. I. Sudhakara Reddy, B.
TJ163. 3E4365 363. 738'746—dc22 2009 2009032025
The SAGE Team: Elina Majumdar, Manali Das, Anju Saxena and Trinankur Banerjee
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