Challenges to the Aarhus Convention : Public Participation in the Energy Planning Process in the United Kingdom. / Heffron, Raphael; Haynes, Paul.

In: Journal of Contemporary European Research, Vol. 10, No. 2, 01.06.2014, p. 236-247.

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Challenges to the Aarhus Convention : Public Participation in the Energy Planning Process in the United Kingdom. / Heffron, Raphael; Haynes, Paul.

In: Journal of Contemporary European Research, Vol. 10, No. 2, 01.06.2014, p. 236-247.

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Heffron R, Haynes P. Challenges to the Aarhus Convention: Public Participation in the Energy Planning Process in the United Kingdom. Journal of Contemporary European Research. 2014 Jun 1;10(2):236-247.

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Heffron, Raphael ; Haynes, Paul. / Challenges to the Aarhus Convention : Public Participation in the Energy Planning Process in the United Kingdom. In: Journal of Contemporary European Research. 2014 ; Vol. 10, No. 2. pp. 236-247.

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