Why California is Leading the United States in Energy Innovation

From the first appliance efficiency standards in the 1970s to path-breaking greenhouse gas reductions today — with landmark clean power and clean fuel regulations in between — for decades California has been America’s pace-setter in rethinking the way we produce and consume energy. Now the state is undertaking another massive wave of innovation intended to accelerate its transition away from fossil fuels. What have these changes meant for the state’s economy and environment? And what can other states, and the nation, learn from them? Activist and investor Tom Steyer — a figure at the center of the environmental, economic, and political debate — shares insights about California’s progress.

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