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Volume 18, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4817–4830, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4817-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4817–4830, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4817-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 10 Apr 2018

Research article | 10 Apr 2018

Low-carbon energy generates public health savings in California

Christina B. Zapata et al.

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California's greenhouse gas reduction programs will require adoption of low-carbon energy sources across all economic sectors. We selected the least-cost portfolio of new energy sources using an energy–economic model. We then specified new air pollution emissions and simulated air quality with 4 km spatial resolution across the entire state. We find that the adoption of low-carbon energy reduced air pollution deaths 24–26 %, providing USD 11.4–20.4 billion per year of economic benefits.
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