Articles | Volume 18, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4817–4830, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4817-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4817–4830, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4817-2018

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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