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California’s energy future: Aggressive efficiency and electrification needed to cut emissions

May 24, 2011

In the next 40 years, California’s population is expected to surge from 37 million to 55 million and the demand for energy is expected to double. Given those daunting numbers, can California really reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, as required by an executive order? Scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory who co-wrote a new report on California’s energy future are optimistic that the target can be achieved, though not without bold policy and behavioral changes as well as some scientific innovation.

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http://esciencenews.com/articles/2011/05/24/californias.energy.future.aggressive.efficiency.and.electrification.needed.cut.emissions

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