California gov to work with China on clean energy tech, defying US reversalEnlarge (credit: Qiu Guohui, Jiangsu Province Foreign Affairs Office)
On Tuesday, California Governor Jerry Brown and China’s Ministry of Science and Technology agreed to work together on climate issues.

The governor pledged to work with China to push forward clean energy technology like carbon capture and storage, emissions trading, and other “climate positive” efforts, according to Reuters.

The news comes just a week after US President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement.
A press release on the governor’s website added that Brown also signed an agreement with Jiangsu Province, home to 80 million people, to work together on “clean energy technology to help improve and advance energy efficiency and storage, renewable energy, grid modernization, zero-emission vehicles and low-carbon urban development.”
Brown is in China this week and attended a Clean Energy Forum on Tuesday in Beijing. Reuters wrote that Brown has called President Trump’s recent Paris Agreement decision “insane,” and in a speech today, he criticized policy makers that were “resisting reality.” Brown apparently told reporters at the Beijing forum that the failure of leadership from the US was “only temporary.”
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