The climate fight heads to California
Institute of the Environment Professor Matt Kahn participated in a Q&A session with The American Prospect to discuss AB 32, the law that aims to reduce greenhouse gas levels.
Professor Kahn discussed the challenges facing California's AB 32 and the November ballot measure that would effectively kill the California cap-and-trade system mandated by state law to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
"The optimists say the future of California isn't Hollywood, and it isn't the military. It'll continue to be Silicon Valley. But it'll also be the green economy, and AB 32 could help the state play this leadership role at the forefront of green tech -- whether that's solar, wind, or electric cars like the Tesla. That this helps California, in the long run, to renew its economy. The opponents of AB 32 say it's well-meaning regulation but will raise electricity prices, and during a time of high unemployment that's the last thing the state needs," stated Kahn.
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Published: Friday, July 30, 2010