5 Charts That Show How One State Became the World’s Green Superpower

When it comes to building a low-carbon economy, California isn’t dreaming.

A new report that ranks nations according to renewable energy production, consumption, efficiency, and other factors finds that world’s eighth-largest economy—California—was the second-least-carbon-intensive one on the planet in 2012. In other words, the state has become extremely efficient when it comes to the volume of greenhouse gas emitted per $10,000 of gross domestic product.

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