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Energy justice and sustainability transitions in Mozambique. / Castan Broto, Vanesa; Baptista, Idalina; Kirshner, Joshua Daniel; Smith, Shaun; Neves Alves, Susana.

In: Applied Energy, Vol. 228, 09.07.2018, p. 645-655.

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Castan Broto, V, Baptista, I, Kirshner, JD, Smith, S & Neves Alves, S 2018, 'Energy justice and sustainability transitions in Mozambique', Applied Energy, vol. 228, pp. 645-655. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.06.057

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Castan Broto, V., Baptista, I., Kirshner, J. D., Smith, S., & Neves Alves, S. (2018). Energy justice and sustainability transitions in Mozambique. Applied Energy, 228, 645-655. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.06.057

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Castan Broto V, Baptista I, Kirshner JD, Smith S, Neves Alves S. Energy justice and sustainability transitions in Mozambique. Applied Energy. 2018 Jul 9;228:645-655. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.06.057

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Castan Broto, Vanesa ; Baptista, Idalina ; Kirshner, Joshua Daniel ; Smith, Shaun ; Neves Alves, Susana. / Energy justice and sustainability transitions in Mozambique. In: Applied Energy. 2018 ; Vol. 228. pp. 645-655.

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