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California and China Working Together on Clean Energy Technology

NSchepis MA, United States 0 Ratings 21 Discussions 14 Group posts

Posted by: NSchepis // Student at Bridgewater State

California Governor Jerry Brown along with many other Americans disagree with Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change. Donald Trump made the announcement on June 1st claiming that the withdrawal will boost oil and coal industries and speed economic growth. Fortunately California and China have signed an agreement to develop clean energy technology. This is good news, while the potential number of jobs created by the fossil fuel industry is limited, the potential for new jobs in green technologies is unlimited. Governor Brown signed the agreement with Wan Gang, China's Minister of Science and Technology just after Donald Trump's announcement.

The governments will develop clean energy technologies, work together on emissions trading and explore other trade and investment opportunities that are positive in the fight against climate change. They have established the California-China Clean Technology Partnership, which will drive innovation and commercialization in ways that help minimize greenhouse gas emissions using advanced information technology. The agreement will expand cooperation on renewable energy, zero-emission vehicles and low-carbon urban development as well. This partnership is a sign that effective actions can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also expand economic opportunities.

References:
http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/336537-california-signs-deal-with-china-to-combat-climate-change

http://fortune.com/2017/06/05/california-china-clean-energy-climate/

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