Justine Calma of The Verge writes on how drought is stressing California’s power grid.
- The drought in California is drying up water reservoirs which is significantly impacting hydroelectric production.
- In 2019, hydropower accounted for 17% of California’s energy production.
- While climate change is making droughts longer and drier, government policies are making things worse not better.
- The droughts in California highlight the importance of a diverse energy mix that includes renewables, as well as natural gas and nuclear energy.
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