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The Myth of Sustainable Development: Personal Reflections on Energy, its Relation to Neoclassical Economics, and Stanley Jevons OPEN ACCESS

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Charles A. S. Hall

Departments of Environmental and Forest Biology and Environmental Science, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York, Syracuse, New York 13210

J. Energy Resour. Technol. 126(2), 85-89 (Jun 22, 2004) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1737771 History: Online June 22, 2004

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