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Will blazing a low-carbon path pay off for California?

Monday 20 Feb 17 9:00am

California Governor Jerry Brown signs SB350 on October 7, 2015. The bill calls for increasing the state’s renewable electricity use to 50 per cent and doubling energy efficiency in existing buildings by 2030. | Damian Dovarganes

By MATTHEW KAHN | President Trump has made it clear he intends to dismantle the Obama administration’s policies for reducing US greenhouse gas emissions.

But California Governor Jerry Brown has declared that his state – which would be the sixth-largest economy in the world if it were an independent nation – will not waver from its decade-long push to fight climate change.

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