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Product Labelling and Standards : Business Participation in Energy Efficiency Regimes

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LANG, Achim, Thomas MALANG, Volker SCHNEIDER, 2014. Product Labelling and Standards : Business Participation in Energy Efficiency Regimes. In: ACHIM LANG ..., , ed.. Business and Sustainability : Between Government Pressure and Self-Regulation. Cham [u.a.]:Springer, pp. 119-138. ISBN 978-3-319-07238-8

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