Potential of hot-dry-rock geothermal energy in the eastern United States
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Potential of hot-dry-rock geothermal energy in the eastern United States a report to the United States Congress under Section 2502 of Public Law 102-486 (The Energy Policy Act of 1992)

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Published by The Survey, Books and Open-File Reports Section, distributor in [Menlo Park, Calif.?], [Denver, Co .
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Other titlesPotential of hot dry rock geothermal energy in the eastern United States
StatementU.S. Geological Survey in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy
SeriesUSGS open-file report -- 93-377, U.S. Geological Survey open-file report -- 93-377
ContributionsSass, J. H. 1937-, Geological Survey (U.S.), United States. Dept. of Energy
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 37 p.
Number of Pages37
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14457001M

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