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The dynamics of energy demand : change, rhythm and synchronicity. / Walker, Gordon.

In: Energy Research and Social Science, Vol. 1, No. 1, 03.2014, p. 49-55.

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Walker, Gordon. / The dynamics of energy demand : change, rhythm and synchronicity. In: Energy Research and Social Science. 2014 ; Vol. 1, No. 1. pp. 49-55.

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