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Water and Energy in California

By Alvar Escriva-Bou, Gokce Sencan, Andrew Ayres

Dec 6, 2022 ... Water is also required for hydropower generation, thermoelectric power plants, and oil and gas extraction. Improving water use efficiency can ...


Priorities for California’s Water

By Jeffrey Mount, Ellen Hanak, Sarah Bardeen, Alvar Escriva-Bou ...

Nov 16, 2022 ... California is also a renewable energy leader with massive growth ... with less thirsty landscaping and more efficient irrigation systems.


Solar Development in the San Joaquin Valley

Erica previously served on the Board of Directors of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (CEERT). Before joining The Nature Conservancy, ...


Solar Energy and Groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley

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

At the same time, the state needs to ramp up renewable energy generation to ... be sited and designed to protect especially high-value conservation areas, ...


Understanding the Effects of School Funding

By Julien Lafortune

Cost pressures in California schools affect the efficiency of funding. ... However, schools spend significant time, money, and energy on non-academic ...

Policy Brief

Policy Brief: Drought and California’s Agriculture

By Alvar Escriva-Bou, Josué Medellín-Azuara, Ellen Hanak, John Abatzoglou

Apr 26, 2022 ... ... enduring concern despite ongoing improvements in irrigation efficiency. ... Production costs rose: higher pumping raised farmers' energy ...