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Solar Energy and Groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley

By Andrew Ayres, Annabelle Rosser, Ellen Hanak, Alvar Escriva-Bou ...

As landowners and newly formed groundwater agencies tackle the groundwater deficits in their areas, utility-scale solar development—already an attractive option ...


Making Sense of California’s Economy

By Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune, Vicki Hsieh

Meanwhile, demand in transportation, warehousing, and utilities has been strong—employment is 16 percent higher than before the pandemic—and likely signals ...


Storing Water for the Environment

By Sarah Null, Jeffrey Mount, Brian Gray, Kristen Dybala ...

... of Engineers for some single-basin federal projects, and local water agencies and energy utilities that operate other reservoirs throughout California.

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Is SGMA Compatible with Farmland Preservation?

By Annabelle Rosser

Aug 15, 2022 ... While some counties (e.g. Kern and Fresno) do not consider utility-scale solar as compatible with the Williamson Act, others (e.g. Kings and ...

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment

By Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Rachel Lawler, Deja Thomas

Jul 8, 2022 ... Recently, there have been wildfires in California and utility providers have had power shutoffs when there have been high winds in their ...

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Making Water Affordable for Low-Income Households

By Sarah Bardeen

Jun 21, 2022 ... Another challenge is that some utilities have to change their billing systems. LIHWAP can only pay for water and wastewater, and some utilities ...